That is not discouraging at all. That is why I enjoy doing it myself, it's fulfilling.
I have read the Kevin Brown method a few times and I did this on my wife's black car a couple weeks a ago and turned out really well. I have a clay bar set I use and the proper materials. I just have a plain 8" buffer that I am not able to change pads on and want to upgrade.
The DA I'm looking at is a 6". I'm glad you said it will take that many pads because I was not going to buy that many but it makes sense
Thanks for all the help. I will do more digging for info on products.