So basically for the same cost, you have the choice of instant gratification over something that may take time, and depending on your DIY skills may be challenging and time consuming to make?
It comes down to how big of a DIY'er are you? Does it give you pleasure to make something, even if things get f-ed up and you have to problem solve, are you you just happy owning something....Not necessarily making it.
My Keezer which has 3 beers on tap, and can hold five cost me over a grand to make when all was said and done, and took 2 months. And I had quite a few challenges, which I had to trouble shoot. I'm pretty handy but no carpenter, so it was a bit of a hassle, but I'm proud of it.
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