What I am saying is the negatives all have causes, which are easily avoided. What you are saying is one should forget about avoiding the causes, and reject a material outright ,because one can screw up on them ,if one tries hard enough, but accept passively the negatives of plastic, ( Like the risk of sinking suddenly in the night, in mid ocean) .Brent, you need to take a deep breath and stop ranting.
Show me where I’m fixated on commercial gear and decrying home made as worse by definition. As it happens I’m extremely partial to a bit of DIY. Lots of things on my boat I designed and made or had welded up and then fitted. None of them are available commercially.
The difference is that I can see (and have experienced) failings in steel boats. May I humbly suggest you stop shouting down people who point out the problems and instead of pooh poohing the problems in a dismissive way, you face up to them like most of us seafarers have to do.
Some realistic admissions about maintenance for a steel boat might be a start. Ones that those of us who have sailed steel boats can identify with....