"I can make it just as good".
Can't count the number of times I've read a reply that contains the above phrase. It's always in response to someone who has posted a recipe that includes an ingredient, technique or an amount of time to simmer or stew. Someone will post they use a shortcut and it's just as good. I want to say, "No you can't." You can make something that's good enough for you, but it's not just as good as using the proper ingredient, technique or time.
I use short cuts all the time. I'm not complaining about those. They are sometimes necessary to get dinner on the table. But I know when I've made a quick spaghetti sauce it's not going to be as rich as a ragu that simmered all day.