if humanity goes along with this "reset" aren't we just playing into the elite's hands (who hold most of the gold)?
That's not really the question I would ask about the reset.
The controllers/elites/PTB are in the business of control (some would say slavery). They are not about to allow the "system" to crash into complete anarchy/chaos - they intend to maintain control. In a sense, the reset is nothing more than the inevitable death of another debt (fiat) system - going the route that they all have.
In this case the "system" is global and the transition must be managed in a way, that I think, has been foreseen for a long time. What it comes down to for me (after much study) is that the transition to "Freegold" is the only way to do it. Real "wealth" changes hands as all paper "wealth" burns. The store of value (SOV) shifts from currency (fiat) to gold. The debt camp gives way to the SOV camp.
This time, however, SOV and currency (fiat) will exist side by side with the difference that gold will define a currency's worth - not the other way 'round. Currency is for the debtors (those that need to borrow) - the SOV (gold) is for savers (those that need to save - safely).
Yes, there will be tremendous chaos for a while but the financial infrastructure can be used in place once the transition is made - with some very key "rule" modifications.
That's my current view anyway - fwiw.