Suit yourself, but just don't come whining about water in your basement. All I was doing was suggesting another step if you still have water in the basement after installing the french drains---that and pointing out where you were wrong about gutters.
Hey, I lived in southern Calif. for years---and like 90% of the houses down there don't have gutters----but they also don't have many basements either. That's not to say the rain run-off from the roof still doesn't make a mess in gardens or sidewalks.
No one is forcing you to put on gutters----just trying to keep the facts straight.