so you make 80K, which isn't actually all that much to crow about, depending on where you live. got an IRA? got insurance? subtract those. got a family with insurance? subtract. go to the dentist? pay for those road trips? deduct.
I'm well aware of my "deductions." Almost all of the things you list, however, are only partially paid by employers if they pay for them at all (employees still contribute significant amounts to healthcare premiums in the US, generally speaking, and everything I spend on insurance is deductible as a business expense--premiums for most people aren't, and parts fo many plans can be taxed as additional income). Most insurance plans also don;t cover dental without exorbitant extra premiums. You really need to actually know what you're talking about to debate effectively.
and you're proud of being trapped
I'm not trapped in anything. I have two degrees from a well respected university and could find myself an entry level job in a variety of different businesses if I chose to. Instead, I enjoy being able to spend a lot more time with my family than most people, working when I want and taking time off when I want, and making plenty of money.
Your problem (still) is that you refuse to believe any writer in this industry could be happy without deluding themselves. You keep saying that this forum isn't a place for real debates, but when people explain themselves rationally and logically you discount them as toadies or short-sighted morons. The only person that actually has a problem truly debating this issue is YOU, and it has been since you showed up.