I know, it's done to death, and beyond. If tires were brains and zombies could dig them up in the future they'd probably still be be groaning and bored.
BUT... I've been riding brakeless for quite a while, and I'm getting sick of replacing my rear tire more often than I really need to. I can skid like a champ and can stop a lot quicker than people with crappy brakes.
I also wouldn't want to drill a hole in a beautiful fork, yet I would still be comfortable riding that bike in traffic without brakes. Therefore, my conclusion is that brakeless riding on the street is pure vanity and is quite the opposite of the Zen purity which some people seem to claim.
I'm also quite drunk right now.