I have enjoyed this board for a few years now, continue to learn a ton of great information, and really appreciate the very wide diversity of opinions and interests that get expressed here. We are all lucky to have something like this! With that in mind, here is a question for those who have been around here for a while: has the amount of shaky advice been increasing? Or is it just me? By shaky advice, I mean misinformed, or the increasingly common tendency of people to recommend whatever thing they have and like, with apparently little or no thought to what the OP actually wants and might like. Such as, this type of fairly typical thread: Original Post: I am a novice player looking for advice on a low-priced amplifier to buy. It would be used mostly at home at low-volume so I won’t wake the baby, and once in a while out jamming with friends. Responses: - Dr. Z Carmen Ghia - Buy an amp? What’s wrong with you? Just build your own! - Vintage hand wired blackface pre-CBS Vibrosupermagnaverb with a Celestion Gold speaker and NOS tubes designed for the instrument panel in the cockpit of a Russian Yak-3. - Buy an amp? What’s wrong with you? Get a Line 6 Helix. - Twin Reverb. With an attenuator. Does this kind of thing bother anyone else? Or am I just going a bit stir crazy?