I am doing that piecemeal on hackers as I can. In a week this one thread will have more activity than the entire Xede section of hackers. So there will be more interaction I will be given more to think about as a result I will be encouraged to continue my exploration. But as soon as I can afford a long block and other hardware - I will move to a full replacement anyway. But the experience on a piggyback until then can only further my knowledge.