Ok, so forgive me if I am wrong but you gave lots of attention to the fellow who gave you poor advice, seeing the stay active on the forum thing is repeatedly disproven, yet gave only lip-service to the person who gave direct and practical advice incl something you could/should do to help get better advice.
I have noticed this quite a few times. One could wonder if only certain types of people (maybe even certain faiths) are “honorable” enough to speak to with respect.
Maybe there is a real lesson in this.
Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Saladin) had great respect for the Crusader King Richard I even though they fought each other.