And I'm sure when the Patriots drafted Tom Brady they were just padding their roster with a guy that would "ride the bench."
What makes you say Kaepernick will regress? Have you seen him over his career or just this last season?
Harbaugh was very smart in bringing in a offense that Kaepernick has been in for awhile in that pistol offense. You can never have enough weapons on a team. They didn't have too many needs coming into the draft and they covered those needs early on.
And what's to say Reid will not be better?
You are basing all of your opinion on what it exactly is, opinion. I think I'll trust Harbaugh and the guys that are paid to run the organization over you.