Moose, we're the same vintage. And yes, those years do teach a few things to those of us who learn. I listened to my kid's swearing by "Gearwrench" Chinese tools, until he watched me walk the exhaust manifold nuts off my 2000 with a Snapon socket. He learned exactly the same lessons we learned a few decades earlier. But he didn't learn enough: A $50 Chinese air spring exploded on the Pennsylvania Tpk two days after he put it in his Grand Marquis. Now it's the $150 Motorcraft for him too. As we grow up, changing the same part three times becomes less and less fun. Some of us learn.