Hate to sound sexist but I think it might be "a guy thing". When something is a little bit off kilter, just slightly left of center so to speak, our minds over ride our better judjement and its out to the tool shed we go. Be it a camera,car,toaster,or microwave nothing seems unfixable.
I like the words of wisdom often quoted by our Canadian guru of home repair, Red Green. "If it ain"t broken,
you"re not trying hard enough"
I will be posting for a replacement lens in the near future.Although the Nikkor was a gift to me I had given it to my girlfriend. She has forgiven me,sort of,but mon oh man our couch sure is uncomfortable to sleep on.
"If life hands you a lemon,
make lemonade"

Good Lighting All,
Mike-of-the-many-thumbs