personally i think the line "you can afford a house you can afford a plumber" is bs and condescending. We dont know anyones financial situations and it is really none of our business. How do you know what their house is like, maybe their house is bare bones because they lost there job and sold everything they had but the house to put food on the table. Today's economy has a very unstable job market. People are loosing jobs and homes left and right. Flippers? Hang em by the wall from their gonads, cuz they are the scum of the earth right next to lawyers and kiddie touchers, some of us are soo quick to pass judgement on people. Water heater replacement sure ill recommend a plumber, gas line definietly, but fixing a drippy facuet, changing a w/c why the hell not. Lets lighten up at least curb some of the attitude we exhibit toward these people because some of the posts are downright rude and unprofessional! I WOULD NEVER talk to a customer the way some of us speak to someone on the "anonymous" internet. If someone was recommended say Service Guy for a job, ok the homeowner does a search for "Carl's Plumbing," (names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent) finds a post on the forum of him bashing a DIYer, how do you think that is for a fledgling businessman?