Starting to find it pointless and fruitless to give an opinion or recommendation, only because each reloader is an individual with their own personal likes, wants and needs. We all do it differently, I can hardly think of two people I know that do it the exact same way. All any of us can do is relay what we have, how we use it, for what we use it and then the things we'd like to change or inherent short comings.
But to tell someone that they need exactly what I have or they are doing it wrong or wasting time and money, that seems a little narcissistic. Even if we were all shooting the same guns with the same loads and components I still don't think we could come to a consensus.
So as I did here from now on I will just relay what I have and how I use it. What I wish I could add and what I have found doesn't work very well. Let the End User make the decision.
I can understand your frustration here.
I don't view any posts in this thread as narcissistic though.
Keep in mind many among us have been reloading before the internet and had to rely on our own prior experience/education and the experience of a few local reloading friends to solve any and all problems.
-Today, we see many more solutions via forums and yootube (mis-spelled to avoid bots) vids from many people with diverse backgrounds.
-The electronic/computer types add switches to everything and a computer programmed to monitor every operation.
-Then there's the 3D printer crowd that redesigns every part and prints it or adds printed parts for "better" operation.
There are mechanical wizards like jmorris who can design/build just about everything, automate anything and build a control system to run/monitor it!
Or people who are stumped by a case slide that binds-up mid-stroke when moved by hand, as the other extreme...
Let's not forget the common problems that are posted as a new problem just about every week.
All that said, I get great satisfaction out of receiving "likes" for some fix or operating variation I have posted.
I'm sure there are others that have considered what I have posted as a fix, but just never acknowledge it.
I try not to bloviate about how long I've been reloading/shooting/etc.
If a post starts out that way, I rarely read beyond it.
So, don't give up on us just yet, as newbs are joining here every day that can benefit from your posts/knowledge.