This thread has me thinking a lot tonight....there was a very funny cartoon picture we used to have posted on a wall in the shop, when I worked in the service department years ago at the Car Dealership.
I tried to find something like it online but haven't been able to.It reminds me very much of pizza making,from the beginning to the very end of advancement of what can be achieved by mixing by hand,
in a bowl first as you first start out and learn,moving onto bigger and better mixers and equipment over time,and in the end,when you mastered it all,you're able to do it just as good or better,in the bowl by simple hand mixing.
In the cartoon,
(for another idea,picture as you read along,a beginning pizza maker,wearing a dirty,floured up old apron, in his kitchen at home,using a old oven,having nothing more but a large used bowl,wooden spoon,and cheap baking stone he found at a yard sale,and gets better with time,buying more expensive mixers,ovens and equipment as he gets better)
The first pic is of a young,Beginner Auto Mechanic,with a very simple,small,banged up tool box containing all the tools he could managed to scrape together or afford to at least be able to work.The box looks very old and used,like it was handed down or what he may have found at a yard sale.Has some old,used power tools that still work.He is also wearing dirty old work clothes.
The 2nd pic,shows the same mechanic,Intermediate Novice/Skilled now,aged a little bit,has a newer,somewhat larger nicer,tool box,a new small air compressor next to it,some newer power tools,and he has a better looking uniform on to work with.
The 3rd picture shows the same mechanic,now a bit older,Advanced skilled,has a Super HUGE shiny,fancy expensive,tool box,New,Huge air compressor,shiny power tools everywhere,and a brand new uniform without a crease in the folds!Everything looks polished,shiny,and gleaming!
The 4th and last pic,is the same pic from the very beginning.Mechanic is now a skilled Pro or a Master tech!
He looks much older,but now using the same small,old beat up tool box as the beginning,containing only the necessary tools he now needs and nothing extra.Now wearing old dirty clothes because they are more comfortable.Same old tools from the past as well.He sold off all his un-needed but very expensive equipment he never uses anymore,because He does not need them anymore.He learned enough,he is now able to do all the work with his most basic tools he started with,in the beginning.