So maybe what you're saying is that although a few like Tracy and I may be the exceptions and bring in the right parts (both in specification and quality), many people won't. So to protect the masses from themselves, it is better to let an expert handle it and reduce the chance of error and get it done right. Am I understanding?
If so, I appreciate and understand your perspective. I hope you can understand mine as well. What I do may not work for everyone, but it seems to work for me as your way seems to work for you. Cheers.
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