Quoted from fosaisu:
Did you read my post? I'll cut and paste it to give you another shot, with emphasis added this time:
Why are you talking about "professional board repair community?" From the start, I stated "DIY pinheads and hobbyist", not professionals. Half the enjoyment many of us get is doing our own diagnosis and repair and restoration and modding. Playing is just the icing on the cake. You send your boards out for repair. You want to pay some pro to do it. Good for you. WTF does that have to do with DIY hobbyist?