Having read most of this thread, I have to ask you: what exactly is your intention here?
From the way you reply to many comments, you seem to be very confident in your opinion.
So this means you:
1) only want confirmation of your own way of thinking
2) want to share your way of thinking to the community
3) I made a mistake.
If 1) is true, there must be some doubt (in whichever sense) on your own comprehension. My suspicion is that this doubt is based on arrogance.
If 2) is true, you are better off (from the ego point of view) to formulate your post as a comment rather than a question.
If 3) is true, please forgive me.
From my personal experience: I bow at the end of my meditation in order to remember myself that this path was given to me and that helps me to tame my own ego. Those rituals you mention might be a great way to dimish yours if you do it with the right understanding.
Please understand my post simply as another way on how a person (in this case me) can understand your behavior and, based on this, which conclusions he could make.