No doubt that was a driver for me. After the initial ‘wow’ factor of vaping itself wore off, I soon began to realize that if I wanted to see cost savings over analogs, I would need to DIY juice. I was far from ready then though, so did what felt to me like the next logical step… start DIY coils. I figured, it was daunting but disposable coils were maddening to me; so expensive for such a short lifespan. I’m not saying building was easy. I am saying building is easy, now. It was scary and intimidating and quite difficult at first. And, my first few builds looked more like Charlie Brown’s hair than a vape coil. But time passed and all is well.
After I got comfortable building (which helped me understand vaping in general a lot more), I then got all scared and intimidated again, deciding to DIY mix. The difference in technical complexity between building and mixing is so vast, I don’t know if I could have handled mixing without first defeating building. This is why I am fascinated and impressed with vapers that mixed before they built. Not easy!!