Wow did not know so much feeling went into brewing from people on this forum.
Hell, I will admit it ever since I found out about Safale US-56 taste just like White Labs California I have jumped the liquid yeast boat for dry. I only use liquid if I have a wild hair to brew something "estery". Two packages of the 56 is still cheaper than one vial of White Labs and probably more than 4X the yeast cell count with zero starter time invested.
Results: cheaper, not wait time on starter, nor contamination probability brewing a starter (I have not had an issue with contamination with ale yeast, but my first starter with White Labs pislner yeast was a disaster: NOT sure what I did different to botch that batch up), dry yeast can really be the way to go. I was just excited to hear maybe there maybe a parallel to my US-56 experience in a lager version. I have tried the Saflager 23 but the web reviews are right it does exihibit quite a bit of "fruityness" for a lager yeast and I am looking for that perfect pilsner.
The guy down in Texas