I first learn to master, then buy what I want or can afford. It seems some web presence guys have awakened to the siren song they may have enticed some non masters to pursue. This is like the teen who thinks he should drive a BMW without realizing the sweat and tears that went into his parents vehicle journey. Marc has been up front all along. He calls the Domino a game changer, but always presents other solutions. He lauded the Kapex, but promoted cleaning cross cuts with a table saw. Finding fault with that part of his business is a touch difficult. Now if you bring idle chatter in guild meetings into the conversation, you are holding some less formal conversations to a formal standard. The more I reflect though, this just feels like a holding of Bosch to the same pedestal as Festool is accused?
The problem with pitbulls is that, like most breeds created for blood sports, they have a high tolerance to pain. They will still continue their attack even when wounded. I had a bull terrier for 17 years, a very long life for dogs of this breed, and he was the sweetest dog, absolutely harmless. But I was always wondering when was he going to snap, which sometimes happens with dogs at old age. Fortunately that never happened. Milo (that was his name) died in his sleep as peaceful as he lived.
I don't know, I guess I really don't care. Mostly I am proud of Marc for getting over his OCD matching tool fetish. My first hobby was playing drums. Like a lot of kids, I'd lust over my heroes' kits. One of my first heros was Neil Peart from Rush. In a 10 or 15 year span he went from playing Slingerland to Tama to Ludwig to Drum Workshop drums. Keep in mind that even in the early 1990's a basic 5 piece high end kit was $1500-$2000. Neil's drums alone would have been $5,000-$10,000 (because he had a lot of them), before all his cymbals, electronics, and percussion. I learned early on to not spend money trying to emulate your heroes. At first I thought he was a sell-out and a jerk for endorsing one brand in 1992 and a different in 1994. But who could blame him? Neil had an unlimited budget, sponsors knocking on his doors, and he probably enjoyed trying new gear. But truthfully, they all mostly sound the same. 99% of people can't tell the difference between a maple, birch, or even poplar shell. The other dirty little secret is guys don't always record with the gear the endorse. They tour with it, but for recording they will use studio-friendly equipment. (And live they often use electronic triggers. The drums are just for show. Attached to the drum head is an electronic trigger that produces a synthesized sound. That is what you hear). Like any other endeavor... music, cooking, photography, woodworking... it is more about the man behind the machine than the machine itself. I am curious if the Bosch glide saw will stay accurate after a year of use. Looks like a lot of moving parts to me. But I only use a miter saw for finish carpentry and DIY stuff so it doesn't really matter either way. Slingerland Tama Ludwing DW