It's said that free legal advice is worth every penny you pay for it,
and this goes for many other types of advice too. If you want to get
free advice from commercial television or magazine's you're only going
to get whatever helps their advertisers sell their product. So if they
don't make it look way easier than it really is, HD, Sears, B&D etc
will pull their spots and put the crappy cable channels out of
business. Check out "This Old House" on PBS or get some books from
Amazon or your local public library for a more realistic view.
"you can do it, we can help" - yeah, right...