Clearly there's more than one way to skin a cat. This Dakine item serves as my tire-repair solution, nothing more. Levers, CO2, one tube, and a pair of Pedro's levers. While I don't care too much about the paint on my frame, I don't want to use toe clip straps, gaffer tape, etc. The Hot Laps Gripper does the trick.
Then the other essentials you cite are in my Bontrager Rapid Pack (save for my EDC pump, which resides next to my downtube mounted water bottle), which is another really nice piece of kit. Compact, affordable, durable - it's a nice go-to.