Well put, Rich. I am trying to postpone the replacement of my broken mid zoom with new primes in the mid range for now. I actually used to use my mid zoom a lot until it was dropped onto the concrete one day and it become a prime at wide end (stuck there).
As many good comments here, I need to rethink and re-evaluate my habits before my next acquisition. I could not wait to try out on a tour with a mid zoom. Will see and stay tune.