There is a perception within this hobby. That perception is that if one keeps a low tech tank, this somehow translates to said tank being left in a dark corner where it is neglected and never taken care of. Are there people that do that? Absolutely. Does everybody do that? No.
I've lost count of how many times I've been lectured about gravel vacuuming my tank, doing water changes, how often I clean my filters, ect... One would be lead to believe that I was asking the tut-tutters to do these things for me. Sometimes if I mention that I actually test my tank more than once a year, there are those that will come out of the woodwork just so they can tell me that I'm a newbie in the hobby even though I've been keeping fish alive and for long life spans for over 20 years. Am I expert at keeping a planted tank? No, but I don't want to be one either. That has never been my goal and still isn't today. I take in information that is relevant to me and apply it. Most of said information is not specific to low tech or high tech, it is general information that would work for any kind of tank being kept. Meanwhile, there are people that have high tech tanks that don't take care of them which leaves their tanks just as much of a hot mess as those that neglect a low tech tank.
My point: If you want to change things up because you want to, go for it. If you are doing so because you are feeling pressured, you'd be making the change for all the wrong reasons. You will never be able to please all of the internet because you decided to go high tech. Some keepers of high tech tanks will be just as fast to crawl up your butt about something else once you've transitioned into 'their world'. You're not using the right ferts, the right light, your red plants are not red enough or whatever else they can come up with. Don't get sucked into that trap. Listen to voices of reason; ignore those that engage the endless nagging and barking.
For the record, I'm not throwing shade at Immortal1 or Greggz with this post. They are two of my favorite people around here. Both of them keep beautiful tanks, love their Bows and are very much so voices of reason.