The problem with this forum now, as it has been uttered over and over again, is that we are arguing about processes and putting doubts in people's mind that they could possibly make good beer without following a narrow and defined path.
Honestly, had this been a forum I encountered in my early days of homebrewing I would have looked for another forum or given up all together. We are not answering peoples questions, we are bickering over process. And in some instances some are suggesting that you can't make good beer if you don't follow a precise and complicated process.
I hesitate to post because I kinda want to walk away from this thread, but no one at any point suggested a precise and complicated process. Derek mentioned recirculating which, while I don't do it, is something I think LOTS of people do. There are lots of threads about pumps, right?
When I first started posting here, it seemed like the mantra was that you can't make good beer unless you're all grain. I think that's BS and I've said so.
We don't all agree about lots of things - I've disagreed with you Keith about lots of things - but it seems like this place has become a bunch of guys in a bar looking to pick a fight over stupid stuff.
Like Derek said above, people need to chill.