You are not wasting anything, Bill DeShivs
The only waste I saw was the poster who challenged you about it. Forums are just that. Discussion arenas. When I looked at the rules I did not see any that said we had to agree with anyone else's opinion. I don't care much for the newer S&Ws myself. My five screws are the top of my collection . But that doesn't stop my opinion from being of possible use. I do try to stay abreast of the current crop of firearms from every maker. If S&W ever grows a brain and goes back to the old way of making them I'll buy some then. I don't like the idea of an $1100.00 revolver losing its' finish to Hoppes #9.
'At the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased...And the epitaph drear, "a fool lies here who tried to hustle the east."'