Almonds are good source of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin E, the exact 3 things that tend to lack with most of my other diet choices. So for me, I think almonds are a valuable addition to my diet. I think one needs to look at cost benefit ratio when choosing food. Almonds have some things bad with them but other things good and the 3 (or more) things good with them are not plentiful in many other sources.
I also don't care what people think about me if I feel like making an almond flour pancake or not. If it has healthy ingredients that will add to my health and I like the taste, I am eating it. I have no immediate plans to carry a spear to work nor live in a cave and nor do I care if something I like to eat happens to look like bread or not. If someone wants to point a crooked and quavering finger in my directions and accuse me of worshiping false paleo gods, then so be it. I have never been a slave to society and eating a piece of almond flour muffin does not suddenly turn me into some kind of psuedo wannabe pretender paleo eater. My goal is to be healthier, not to become a lice covered perfect copy of days gone by. If making psuedo bread makes someone's life a bit easier and their health better, then all power to them! A holier than thou attitude is not the way to win mainstream converts, that is for sure.
What EXACTLY is paleo? I don't think there is any agreed upon listing so you will have to decide for yourself. Honey is surely paleo, but I don't eat it. Just because something is paleo doens't automatically make it good. Just because something is not paleo doesn't automatically make it bad. Paleo is about both history AND about science, not just about one or the other.