Such vitriol in the defense of a product that you hold in high regard.
Much akin to the reaction that one might expect from calling a product that someone else might hold in a similar respect as "junk" or "a waste".
You know, there is an old saying, "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar".
I do not oppose the use of silver leaf as an alternative to foil, I was merely stating my view on why I will likely not use it & to give others an insight to my thinking on the subject.
Users of leaf seem to like to hold close to their vest the fact that a delicate application of adhesive is involved.
It's almost as if they don't want anybody to know that in order to be successful with it, you need to have a steady enough hand to apply the adhesive as straight as you would paint in the same instance.
You're correct, I have not tried it because I know that I would have issues with that particular task, as would many others.
If I'm wrong about that point, let me know.
When I said "I haven't put much stock in it", this was my reasoning.
As I said, I have no issues with using any alternatives to anything, but I do think that it is helpful if people see both sides of a coin.
When we post things like this, & I'm guilty of it as well, we tend to focus only on the "rosey" aspects & not the down side.
Just as there are disadvantages to foil, there are surely disadvantages to silver leaf.
You surely have to admit that.
And I still stand by my statement when I said:
"I can do nearly anything in foil that I need to after years of working with it."
"I have found almost zero limitations of BMF with some skill & patience over the years."
"But to insinuate that something can't be done with foil is just untrue."
You'll notice that there is no claim in those statements that foil can do anything that silver leaf can't, or vice versa.
It's just my experience.