I'm just poking fun, please don't take me too serious, what ever works for you works best and I'm having a blast watching you all run the same gauntlet I ran years ago, hell I ran a hydro back in the late 70's in a baby pool using 10 10 10 miracle grow and 1,000 MH and had kick ass Burmese buds. I did start in soil 1970 and like @dieseldog381 tried everything in the book, but always return to soil. The problem with all the bottled nutes is exactly what your stating and your forcing the plant to do things it doesn't like, so your going to lose something somewhere, in LOS it's always there for the plant to take what it wants when it needs it, no burn, no ph worries or anything else......if you make your mix right. As far as lazy, YES, I'm 66 and want to enjoy what ever I do, done working hard (except when I'm behind my camera), so that's why I do LOS and went to Octopots, way less work, plus after sitting back and watching you all, I've done way less work than you all, the only extra step was that I made my mix from scratch (took 1 hour to make), but I won't have to make it again, just amend after each crop, stays in the Octo's, I'll cut the roots off the bottom and core the stalk out, amend and plant, so the bottom just fell out of the time and cost too. Started with 2 $12 bales of Sunshine Peat Moss and I still have a bale and a half left to use for new seedlings. I can make a tea with no more work than mixing up bottle stuff and use it as a spray or for soil, it's hard to over do. Now with that said, again, if you make your mix right and you follow the LOS principles it will reward you, but if you go off trying to re invent work that has been perfected for century's you will crash. There's a reason all the top breeders use LOS now. You all know my saying......when you complicate things you create complicated problems.......which causes stress. Now, I'm always down to try new things, but I will do them on a small test run of a single plant and if I like the results, WTF.
Keep doing what your doing, I happen to like your Texas Ass, you got passion! Still gonna pick and tease!