I presume HERMS would be noticeably slower? I have a feeling my assumptions have been correct. "Upgrading" to any such system, given ramp times, setup, and cleanup of the various additional valves, tubes, elements, etc. (and all cleaning, for that matter, of an integrated system being pushed back to the end of the day, rather than each piece of no-moving-parts equipment being hosed down step by step as I go) could easily add a couple of hours or more to my brew day, and a lot more tedious tasks as well. I really fail to see the appeal. But I'm not other people. Oh wait, is the appeal getting rid of those annoying piles of money lying around in the way? Again, I'm not other people. That's just how I see it.