This thread is so interesting.
There's also another issue of buying things you don't plan to use, and it's money.
When I started in this hobby aboutΒ* 2 years ago, I thought only rich people could choose that hobby.
Most people at the field were bragging having 20, 50 or even a hundred planes.
OMG! I thought IΒ*picked up the wrong hobby.
One time, someone driving an old beaten pickup truckΒ*told me that the kit I bought was cheap and you cannot go cheap on this hobby.
Let me repeat, the guy drives a $250 pickup truck and his t-shirts have holes in them.
I asked a question last week about an O.S. 75Β*being aΒ*little weak for my plane. Most of the answers were toΒ*buy a 95 or a 120.
I wish those guys were my friends. Maybe they would give me an untouched old kit in a box once in a while.