I agree with you about the HKID. It's a great piece of technology that other countries should adopt if they haven't done so already. Certainly the USA for one.
My point was about the HK DL. it's just laminated paper. Have you seen a USA license? It's like a CC. I'm sure you could use your hkid for I'd purposes... Just like I could use my CA DL to drive in HK for a year. I'll agree to disagree with you... I know you like the sport