Some people think I am a good automation tech - I tell them I’m just consistently lucky.
The only thing I may have done, is explained the benefits in a way that may have made enough sense for you to try it out. Which actually proves your point, you are not immovable, and you are open to new ideas.
Yo do have an opinion based upon experience, and some people don't like your confidence, which can be mistaken for arrogance. However this test here, and your current photos are evidence that you do scrutinize and weigh up possibilities, and use your experience to filter out what you don't see as profitable.
We all do this to some extent, we have to, time is too short.