Was it possible that anyone was ever able to shoot a sharp photograph before lens stabilization technology? Yes, I think it was. But as soon as some new technology becomes widely available does everything that came before become suddenly obsolete? No it does not. I love VR technology, particularly on long lenses, but it is not a prerequisite for every single lens purchase. Using the best technique is better insurance of a quality image than VR. Would I like to have VR on every lens? Maybe, but maybe not. Weight is a factor for sure, but I don't see the need for it in, for example, a lens that might be used primarily as a tripod mounted landscape lens.
My post count is probably lower than my registered time on the forum might indicate. That is largely because I like to post when I have something from experience to contribute. Otherwise I read and ponder the experiences of others who have valuable information to share. At times I think there are a number of people who simply enjoy jumping into the thick of it without any valuable information just for the recreational opportunity.