I never said anything about not using it as a guide line, I use it as a guide line too for planning purposes, but some people take it as hard & set rule and the wonder why they are experiencing problems. My Rules will guarantee results if followed. 30+ yrs of tossing sticks has proven to me that the Meat will tell you when it's done and no thermometer reading or clock or scale will.
I never met a Cow that I didn't like with a little Salt & Pepper! Certified PORK-A-HOLIC