I think the biggest reason I have the hostility is that between the reed valve, a less than "precise" needle valve, and way too many places to leak air and fuel, the reedies just never give consistant runs. For instance, if I run any of my many Norvel 1/2a motors, the most I vary the needle from day to day is one click. With the reedies it can vary a half a turn from one flight to the next. Add to that the need for "In-Flight-Mixture-Control" to get a full tank run.
Since I am a glutton for punishment, I just bought yet another Pee Wee, this time NIB. Pulled the tank, changed the pickup to the bottom, and started it. After a couple of break in runs, it will empty the tank. Not that it stays at the same mixture through the tank, but at least it stays running. So I will try flying that one next. Meanwhile, I have reset the piston on the TD 020 and am replacing the venturi, needle, and head as soon as the stuff gets here. I am going to reset the pistons on the other 2 Pee Wees, maybe try new needles, and see if I can get decent results. I will probably take one and put a nipple in the tank attached to the feed line and run an external tank to see if that helps.