I completely agree. I am now leaning back toward trying it myself. My biggest investment would be the compressor. I would like to get by with just getting a 2 hp 60 gallon that puts out 8.3 cfm @ 40psi. I think i could get by with that. Also, I am keeping original color. Minimal body work needed and would like the knowledge/experience. This is my first restoration and am really enjoying it. I read a book I bought off amazon regarding auto paiting and now have a dvd in the mail. Havent made up my mind but appreciate all the feedback.