Another big "Welcome Back" to Doc and KaliGMan
Mike you left out eloquence. There is a world full of adrenaline-pumped street fighters but few people who have trained (knife, stick, gun, empty hands, and more), seen the world of law enforcement, and can accurately translate/train that to an audience without sounding a bit maniacal.
Ultimately I feel the world operates on a certain level of moderation. As consumers whether it's knives, cars, electronics (or an endless list of products) we are focused on "what's the best?". It's easier to compensate with the biggest/best performing item and hope it makes up for a lack of training. At the same time we lose track of where reality hits that a set of $200 home speakers at Costco are more than capable of causing a noise disturbance for a long ways (or Delica in this case). You don't need a $5,000 home studio to get the police called.
I've seen more white collar folks at the track totaling Dodge Vipers and exotic sports cars than I can count. A good tool doesn't make up for a lack of training but it may mask inadequacies to a point...which is typically where you get in over your head in a huge way.
For the record: When did "cut to the bone" stop being a terrifying mental picture? Some are reducing the Delica to stun gun status.