I mean, it's cool and all. But you're still cheesing mechanics. Looks a lot like thievery cheese and you're still setting up fights. Cudos to you for doing it and not leveling up. I did a solo run with an Eld Knight and not dump stating. Just enjoy the game how you like and quit sounding like an elites.
1) "cheese" is totally subjective.
2) Show me where Alice even implied something elitist.
Just because someone chooses to impose a set of rules to make things more challenging and discuss their accomplishments, does not make them an elitist even if it makes them elite.