Using gadgets doesn’t make you a better rider, but it also doesn’t make you a bad person for using them.
Using no gadgets doesn’t make you a better rider, but it also doesn’t make you a good person for not using them.
Just because you just ride in a bridle, and a saddle doesn’t mean you can go around telling other that using certain gadgets are bad. And just because you use gadgets doesn’t mean you should tell others that they need a certain piece of tack.
And some people don’t realise that, when in inexperienced hands, humane gadgets such as bitless bridles and the like can be just as cruel. Each horse and each rider is individual.