I was watching a Julie Goodnight show....love having these new cable channels and finally receiving The Rural Network or whatever it's called. Anyhow Julie said something that I've long thought was intuition but it's best to repeat here I think!
"Spurs are not a fashion statement or an outfit accessory. The are meant to be used by ADVANCED riders, using ADVANCED aids on an ADVANCED horse."
That summed it up quite well I think!