I thought this way for the better part of 20 years. I avoided them, and played bar chords in everything. Then I discovered a couple of years ago that open chords on an electric just sound better to my ears. I still hesitated using them in public, because I didn't want other people to thing I needed a crutch, but eventually the importance of tone outweighed the importance of what other other think about me, and I use a capo any time the song is in a weird key where I would normally have to play bar chords. I'm never looking back. Ironically, bar chords are easier for me to play than open chords, but it's really all about the tone.