Funny thing is that an item is ALWAYS cheaper as a whole than if bought in parts. If you have a need for every single replacement part for something, you're better off buying another of that item.
I don't see what the problem is. Everybody is being nice, and getting along, and I, for one, am learning stuff. So, if you don't like the discussion, don't look at the thread. Or, simply cut to the chase, and close it.
Is there an age limit for a thread, after which we kill it?