Never understood this advice other than the purists out there who suggest old style. Fine, if something screws up using a toolkit (never happened to me) I'll just take their advice then.
50 page thread of satisfied users. That should say something about those nasty toolkits.
if you understand the process, its:
1) much easier to explain to you how to fix something
2) if something fails, you know exactly where it is
3) This post