After I read the book I went out and bought some Crawford's Scotch at a Total Beverage. I'm saving the rest of it for a furniture refinishing project I've got coming up.
I understand making a point about not overspending, but implying that there's no difference between a quality product and a mediocre (or worse in Crawford's case) is just being specious. Obviously, if you can't afford something, don't buy it, especially for show. But as has been stressed in other threads (I remember one about purses), quality can be well worth the cost sometimes. I think Dr. Stanley lost a fair amount in the recent financial unpleasantness, so he just cranked out another book to refill the retirement coffers.