Can't say I'm a whiz but I still do it when I can. I also like my wire feed for some stuff but sure like the finished product a lot better on sheet metal when I can hammer weld. A while back I was on a project with a couple other welding contractors. I told the older lead man that I thought plasma cutters and wire feeds had made a lot of lazy assed welders. He raised an eye brow to one of the younger guys on his crew and said "See, I ain't the only one who thinks that".