before i finally did go to AG the issue was money. as a poor college kid i just didn't have the money for a 10 gallon stainless brewpot.
/sigh I'm married and make 6 figures and can't afford to go AG.. the moral? Don't frigging get married, they will suck your funds and your will to live! oh, it's great for the first 10 years.. then they just leech your accounts as well as your soul....
Just brew, Drink and stay single and happy!