Even so, I'm going to continue to try to learn Git because of posts like this one. Here are his concluding remarks:
With git, we've invented a new world where revision history, checksums, and branches don't make your filesystem slower: they make it faster. They don't make your data bigger: they make it smaller. They don't risk your data integrity; they guarantee integrity. They don't centralize your data in a big database; they distribute it peer to peer.
Much like Unix itself, git's actual software doesn't matter; it's the file format, the concepts, that change everything.
Whether they're called git or not, some amazing things will come of this.