Totally with you on this. Mechs can be made the smallest, and there's nothing that can go wrong with them that I can't fix myself. Rough cut with a saw, rounded with a sanding drum on a drill press, 510 extension cut to size and supported by a brass ring made from a spare part. Makeshift but works great. Yes, with a short atty like a Goblin Mini, can be great combo for converting a side by side mech to regulated. Haven't felt the need to do it myself, but I've seen it done too. Thanks for your thoughts.