Followed the link and enjoyed the read. Pretty much agreed with everything there, except I would not recommend anyone buy cheap brushes. Cheap brushes shed a hair at the exact worst possible moment and can and do ruin many a paint job. They also tend to have bristles sticking out at odd angles, dragging a fresh color onto an already finished area. They also don't hold their shape, and it is hard to paint well when your brush is fighting you the whole time. I am sure there are many a frustrated former minis painter who gave up simply because the brush defeated him/her, and not because they couldn't paint better. Problem is, they would never know this because they just didn't know any better. Yeah, I would say, buy good brushes and give yourself a chance to do a good job, rather than buying crappy brushes and guarantee yourself a crappy job.