Mig welding is easy right? It sure beats the workout you get with stick welding and all that slag cleaning business. I agree that there is nothing faster and more satisfying than laying down beautiful mig beads and not having to clean it. Let me ask you, how easy is it to set up your machine for every application you might come across? On a stick welder, you just get your electrode, set your amps on the dial and away you go. On a mig machine, your amps are determined by more than one factor. For example, you have to control your voltage setting and your wire speed to work together with your electrode stick out to make a satisfactory weld deposit. If one of those three factors is out of sync with the other two, you will not be making a satisfactory weld deposit. Remember, this process is a constant voltage power source and that is one reason why your amps will not always be constant as it is with a stick welding machine. This means you have to experiment and practice with different settings to gain experience to be able to effortlessly set up your machine for any situation.