To each his own but using an electric reel isn’t fishing., at least to me.
It’s flipping a switch on an electric winch.
There are several good electric reels that still allow manual cranking if you choose to fight the fish in that method. Trust me though, after you have reeled in 1000ft of line just to check your baits, you will want an electric reel as you make drop after drop after drop. This comes in especially handy when fishing for tiles. Doesn't mean you have to use the electric feature to fight the fish.
Now...this is getting into serious derail territory, but you could easily equate these advancements in fishing technology to the advancements we see in the shooting and hunting sports as well. We've gone from using stick and string @ <30yds to pulling out multiple gadgets, getting a shooting solution, dialing turrets and firing off a shot as far as you want to take / risk. Most wouldn't call that hunting...but some do.
I am not advocating or arguing either method...I was just point out the evolution of the sport and stating that having success on daytime swords is not the minuscule odds you projected.