I def wish I had welding skills. Although if I did, my wife would prob never get me outta the garage... Hmm, may not be a bad tradeoff for me or her.
The only downside to letting a welder put it together is not being there to make sure everything is just like you want it. Live and learn I guess. I'll def make sure on the next build to see to it he knows what I want. All in all it turned out pretty good though. I'm pleased for a first build.