Yep, my Brother @BoDarc (son) teases me like a bleached-blond hair-do in the 50's, but at least he isn't mean and treat me like a red-headed step-child. I was born a coon-ass salt water crocodile, and he continues to try and penetrate my hard head, er, uh, skin.......he's a goodun' as most of you know, he just needs a little higher % of Marshmallow (FA) and a lower % of Sour Wizard (FA) and he is a good S-N-V........
I would love to see everyone using the very best equipment [like a nice Barnstead mag stirrer......or a Lamborghini Superlegarra 400 GT 2+2, etc] but it simply isn't in everyone's budget. I am very frugal, but you can't put a price on safety, and with time spent on research, you can have both these days.
If you buy things just to impress others, then you should be one of the biggest $$$$$ donors to homeless Veterans and animal rescue foundations [after extensive research].
For most folks, they need something that works safely, and is affordable......even a good kitchen knife.[then they need a way to keep it sharp so that it remains safe to use]
All tools are not created equal in quality, and the consumer needs to research almost everything they buy to get the best for the least......unless you have won the lottery.(maybe)
Batteries used in vaping, especially 18650's, can be dangerous if handled wrong or carelessly. They can also be as safe as safe can be when handled properly......regular inspection of the battery, charged in an intelligent charger, carried and stored in the proper manner [plastic battery cases are cheap], and used PROPERLY IN A MOD at the right setting. www.steam-engine.org is free, and a wealth of info.......even if you don't build your own coils......click the tabs for great tools, and learn what it all means.......just be safe......ignorance can be fixed, but stupidity rarely gives you a second chance. Any of you may easily know more than I, but if I can help you stay safe, just ask and I will do my utmost. Battery knowledge is crucial to safety.......don't be one of those you see on youTube titled "vaping dumbasses compilation". Peace out, alfalfa sprout.......[stolen from you-know-who.....]