LOL, I'm an old grump WW. I agree with others that aero is the name of today's game, but weight still matters. Alot.
For example, I posted a couple months ago about my latest 711g wheelset:
and the only question was whether the AX rims were the 24 or the 25 model.
No questions on how that weight for a pair of wheels was achieved.
That seems to be "par for the course" now, save for a few holdouts.
I understand that not many have ever climbed on a 700g wheelset.
It's a unique and pleasurable experience. Maybe not a faster top end, but the ride is just as much fun
as going fast in the other direction (down) on a fully aero bike in a UCI-illegal position.
So there we are. Today we discuss aero more than climbing and general light weights because hillclimbing
is the very last thing alot of riders do or are committed to. Aero is so much more sellable. Aero is the dream of speed.
Hence the manufacturers calling the shots on molding shapes and burying every last frame protruberance into the void.
One other thought. Aero has further tarnished the WW game simply because if it's light it can't possibly be aero.
To bastardize Kipling: Aero is aero, and weenies are weenies, and never the twain shall meet!