I play pump in order to mandate a slightly more relaxed game and atmosphere. When players around me seem to have goals that are mutually exclusive to that either they or I go somewhere else. Since we play at my house it tends to be them.
*IF* you want to play a game without the equipment arms race the only way you are going to do that is to provide identical (or random draw) equipment to players as they take the field. Random draw would be fun
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed