I apologize if this sounds incompetent, but after reading some information regarding the benefits of yeast harvesting/washing it seemed like the key benefits were saving money and being able to use the yeast multiple times. After reading about how to do a yeast starter (being that I had always used White Labs or Wyeast that did not require a yeast starter) it seems like the benefit of saving money isn't true. You have to buy a new thing of yeast to activate your dormant yeast that you harvested and some DME to develop your yeast starter. So, it looks like to me you are actually spending more money by having to buy new yeast and DME everytime you need to do a yeast starter. In my opinion it seems just easier to buy new yeast each time I need to brew instead of harvesting my yeast. Please let me know if there is something I am missing or wrong about.