This reminds me of an article I read years ago about mountain climbers. You all could learn from them.
As an aside: So Chani do you carve out the handles of your spoons, only take one credit card, cut off your pants pockets/extra buttons and stop shaving in order to save weight when on a trip?
Although I have read the OP about packing light, I don't think that really qualifies one as a Ricknik (if indeed that is a good thing.) . Lots of people espouse packing light. IMHO, it is the other elements of the RS philosophy which makes one a Ricknik. For example:
1) You appreciate the big and the little sights. Sure you see the Louve, and then stop into a local church. You visit Paris, but also Quimper.
2) While the big sights are generally what they are for a reason, we also appreciate local experiences. These include public transportation, talking with locals, getting exposure to local customs. This is often eating in restaurants with no English on the menu and hotels with tiny (or no) elevators.
3) Seeing travel as a political act in that you learn about the world and expose the world to a (hopefully) good example of what Americans are like
4) Appreciate travel as a special type of learning activity.
5) Being open to new experiences...... okay, I'll order X the local specialty here. As opposed to people who insist on bringing their comfort zones with them. (Not saying they are wrong, just not when I think RS espouses.)
I'm sure there are others I am missing, but IMHO, it is the appreciation of several/most of these which leaves you in agreement with Rick and "qualifies" you as a Ricknik. Again just an opinion. (sorry to keep stating that, but it is somewhere between laughable and annoying to me when people write opinions as though they are speaking Ex Cathedra.) And I am onboard with packing light.... I just like to do it my way!