Thanks for the kind words bjeck, and though not surprised there have been no responses, I do find it disappointing.
As an apprentice there came a day when I broke an expensive piece of material while trying a radical new way in the manufacturing process. Of course, I had to front up to the boss and tell him what Id done.
Rather than chastise me, his response was, "If you dont crack an egg, you cant make an omelette".
I feel sorry for everyone who does what everyone else does, because its the way everyone else does it...just dont leave me in charge of a chemistry set! ;D