The reason people ask questions on forums is to get advice from those who have more experience than themselves.

We have no reason to waste our time answering questions if the OP doesn't want to hear the answers.

I've purchased many cameras for parts for almost nothing from amateurs who had turned nice pieces of equipment
into piles of junk because they wanted to save a few dollars.

Nobody suggested that you were in any way "inferior" to others.

We're actually trying to help. Nobody ever broke anything by being overly cautious.

- Leigh