I like to tinker and experiment, so I'm the one who buys the EV2 that won't hit the side of a barn and then messes about with it to get it to come good. If that is your pleasure and getting more than the sum of the parts is your thing, do it. If it works out, you win, if it doesn't, well you still have a saleable rifle and a ton of experience too.
This thread has a feeling of deja vu about it, as I had this very conversation at my local club about ten years ago.
"I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game"