gawd luv ya man...
The ABYC stds have been stated, and they're 'etched in country gravy' meaning they're bound to change when the next best thing comes along.
Your last couple of paragraphs however, show me you're a man after my own thought process. thank you.
The VAST majority of sailors on this board are never going to do a single handed circumnavagation of Cape Horn.
I'm all for doing things right once, but I'm not going to buy a 50.00 crimper and terminals with some alloy that can only be mined by Sherpas by hand in the Himalyas.
Gimme a pair of dikes and some glue lined heat shrink tubing anyday.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs