So, here’s the thing. the post I was originally responding to referenced possibly buying removable stickers so their kids could maybe play Gloomhaven down the line. All I was saying is that you don’t need to make that purchase for that to be an option. Gloomhaven is not a legacy game in that sense. And even if you aren’t willing to use the provided components, there are other ways to track campaign progress using third party offerings that are cheaper or actively free that are worth a look first.
I completely understand people wanting to have the option of replaying a legacy-style game. I even understand not wanting to make permanent changes to your boardgame (although I think legacy games are probably not a great fit for people who feel that way because the permanent changes are a big part of the intended experience). I do think not wanting to stick stickers on a board that exists for the explicit and sole purpose of having stickers affixed to it is a particularly extreme manifestation of that sensibility but it isn’t my business or my copy of the game so y’all do you.