What I am saying, and have been saying, is most people who run synthetic line have never learned how to splice. Most that have been through a class or looked at info available online in how to field splice a repair probably won't remember everything they need to know in the field to make a repair. That has nothing to do with putting a Factor55 thimble on a line at home which is where most people will be installing a new thimble. Even so, you can put the Factor55 thimble on a line with only a pair of snap ring pliers and most people know how a snap ring works. That is pretty simple and sound logic. A Factor55 thimble is easier to install than a tube or safety-style thimble as it does not require splicing - and a Factor55 thimble can also be easily used on steel cable. If one knows how to splice then it isn't a huge deal to install a tube or safety-style thimble but anyone can figure out and remember how a snap ring works.