I try to keep an open mind on tools like the EZwood tools. I do have one and it's interesting to use. I prefer cutting tools over scraping tools. However I had a friend who passed away a few years ago who was a master tool and die maker. He made wooden molds for casting and they had to be dead on accurate. You know what he used to sneak up on the dead on, scrapers. Usually home made. that's why I try to keep an open mind about this stuff. I see this two ways. One is when creating work it's all about the work for me, not how it was made or what tool they used to get there. If they make a bowl using a parting tool and they like what they did and are happy with the results then who am I to judge. Now granted I'd like to teach them to use better tools for that purpose. When carving I will sometimes sneak up on the final shape using cardboard finger nail files. I'm sure the carving purists would shun this but hey, I got what I wanted out of the piece and I'm happy. We have a local carving club that really shuns rotary carving tools. I don't go to that one, I live with my Dremel and Foredom as well as traditional tools. Again it's all about the final piece, not necessarily how I got there. I teach a fair amount, not a lot but several 4 or 5 classes a year. In each class I will have at least 2 people who just can't seem to understand how aiming the bevel works to get the shape you want. I try every technique I can think of and they just can't seem to get it. In the last class I taught I gave this person a Hunter Hercules tool. for all practical purposes it's use is similar to the EZwood tools in that it works like a scraper. That person was turning nice shapes in just a little while. Granted they took more sanding but he was quite happy with the final results. I don't think he would have succeeded with a gouge or at least would have been very frustrated.