Nope, you're not. The alkaline kicks butt. It works better mixed with cold water than PBW does in hot water. When you put the alkaline in hot water it's truly remarkable. But not everyone wants to use an alkaline cleaner. The Oxygen cleaner still works better than PBW. They source their percarbonate from the chemical industry, not the laundry industry, and it dissolves at a lower temp than PBW.