That ocd is on the spectrum in some cases. I know mine is. Wouldn't have it any other way.LOL Tormek! But honestly if you don't mind the price it can be a great system for tools and knives. I have considered getting one myself.
Yes there is a strong OCD component. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
There is a light spray adhesive that screen printers use when printing t-shirts that would be perfect for this and I don't know why I haven't thought of it until now. I think 3m makes some. I think it's just 3m spray adhesive.I just use a dry sheet of paper laid on my granite surface plate now. I got the granite surface plate cut down to a few mm smaller than a standard sheet of WD. I also got a small chamber cut into to the edge. This helps me to keep water and slurry from getting onto the plate.
I used to wet the paper to make it stick but I got stick of it curling. The one thing I do that helps is to make sure the sandpaper is flat. I’ll rolling it up so that the edges want to curl down and then store it under a sheet of plate glass and weigh it down.
The benefits are
1. It’s easy to change sheets
2. The sandpaper doesn’t curl and stays flatter
3. One layer of error is removed between the surface plate and the hone
4. You keep your plate cleaner. If it stays dry you know that you haven’t contaminated the surface with slurry or abrasive.
You do have to hold the paper still with one hand though most of the time.