So in order to make a point he has to go out and spend $1000? Why would a person who has done extensive research on the subject and decided that CF is not worth it, go out and buy a CF system themselves? Just because you own a particular brand of hardware doesn't automatically make you biased towards that brand. If you argue for a particular solution, but wouldn't put your money where your mouth is, that would be suspicious. If you argue against a solution and don't buy it that is consistent.