Is English your first language? Gaston and Peter V are certainly of the Continental persuasion yet manage to be eloquent to a level which is apparently beyond you. I am a fully qualified old fuck myself, but my daughter and granddaughter would not consider my life wasted. I'm sure we all look forward to the glorious bikes you are about to post, thus showing us the error of our ancient ways. We also await with bated breath your in-depth critique of individual examples of pipework.
Failing that, fuck off!