I think some of you have forgotten that model railroding is a hobby!
It doesn't matter if you run RTR or all scratch built rolling stock.
This is just something we do because we like it! I got started with
RTR, Tyco & AHM (35 yrs. ago) now its mostly resin kits. I try
to "sale" this hobby to everybody I come in contact with. I tell them
they don't have to build kits to get started. If you get the right
attitude you'll develope your skills.