I'm not arguing that you need to run out and buy one - spend your money how you want. I just think it is silly for you to criticize others for spending their money how they want, and for you to say it's not better when you've never used one.
I see your point, Tom, I really do. But I really don't think it'll be that much quicker with a beer gun. You got two hands, use 'em. When I bottle, I use the other hand for putting caps on and getting the next bottle ready. Having a free hand speeds things up for me.
bo, you could use the other hand for something else that you're good at doing one handed, and do it while you're bottling I think it's funny that you've convinced yourself it's not really better, but you've never tried it.
The fact is, the picnic tap/tube/stopper work so well, why would I want to spend $100 for something I don't need? As mentioned before, I have these things laying around. I can find much more important things to buy with that same money. If it was a $20 device, (about what it's worth from looking at it) then I might consider getting one.
It's like that floating, wireless hydrometer. If I recall correctly, you said that it was too much money. It's what's important to us that matters and a fancy piece of stainless tubing with a valve on it isn't important to me when I can get by so well without it
I don't believe that I actually criticized others for buying them. If I did, then I apologize.
Look at its design. The only thing it does different than a picnic tap and a tube is that it opens at the bottom. You still have to chill your bottles, turn your CO2 down, etc. OK, you can squirt CO2 in the bottle. I can do that with a second valve. I'm not that pressed for time and I doubt that others are either.
Besides that, if you really want a good fill, use a CPBF, It's truly the best way to get an almost foam free bottle of beer. Even then, you have to set up your equipment correctly or it will fail as well.