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As to the age old, "Atomic 4" issue, I've got a diesel now, and quite frankly, while I've had no issues "yet", I'd much prefer to be working on a gasoline motor, as opposed to this one simply because I'm more familiar with them.
It actually goes deeper than familiarity. Shade tree - or should I say dockside? - mechanics are unlikely to have the knowledge, skills and tools to work on high pressure fuel pumps or injectors. They are far too precise to respond to amateur efforts. In contrast, working on an A4 is a lot like the old saying about Chevy's - "All you need is a 9/16ths wrench and a hammer".
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.