Ive had really good risotto and I have had "yeah, ok I'll have a little more" risotto. Its just good stuff.
When I discovered that I could sweat down leeks with corn in butter a few years ago that was a really good day. The entire apartment smells great and it "goes" with just about everything protein-wise. Also, I really like the sounds your knife makes when you cut them... I'm weird like that.
You are more likely to have a threesome with members of the Japanese women's curling team whilst spinning a plate on your head than you are likely to screw up a batch of JAOM.
YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!