In your position, go for it. It's just a matter of somebody else makes the thing for you. I recommended a PBC to a friend who isn't mechanically inclined or much of a cook-he loves it. We love our UDS but this person was basically cooking for "one" and didn't need the full size drum. I get that.
Ultimately there is always some resentment when a niche craft gets more commercialized and automated. But ultimately that's part of what happens with exposure.
UDS, Akorn & Lookin for a stickburner