Before I get crucified about a lack of lj-cut... LJ IS BEING STUPID. Thousands of apologies if this is against the rules, but I think I'm going to have to break up my post into comments on the original post, because I've still been able to comment today. I don't know what's going on. o_o If I am able to fix it, I will. I was hoping this could be a temporary substitute for lj-cut. If not, feel free to delete, and I'll post my question-filled post when Liverjournal decides not to be an ass.
WTB: Inexpensive pettis plus more impending questions. See comments for details. >_>