At times when discussing my railroading and related operations, I stumble over the idea that I am building my layout in DC. Almost anyone opening a MRR magazine or related publication tends to notice that the more impressive layouts are mostly all DCC. It seems some times us DC'ers are percieved as MRR's of lesser skill, expertice, or attention to detail. (Im not taking anything away from my good DCC friends either!) Granted, DCC can make operations more seamless and at times more realistic (the running of multiple locos/advanced operating sessions) however with a little advanced planning these things are possible in DC, and at times easier. Now, that being said, nobody here on the gauge has been critical of DC'ers, but its just something I have percieved through my reading and other experiences. I like to think their is no shame in being a DC'er...I think it just comes down to "what works for you!" I am by no means "Not smart enough for DCC" or believe its "Way to technical." Just like any other subject if you learn it, you can usually do it. I guess it all comes down to what you want to accomplish with your layout, but even deeper that, I think it comes down to "HOW do you want to accomplish it." Just some thoughts...please share yours!