Yes you did say already. I don't consider I was debating with you ,you are a rare exception who does not need the information on this thread as it is for fans of Arduino as the title said .As I said.
There is not much point in debating this. There a lot of good people doing good work without fancy tools.Use whatever tools you want.
My post is for the rest of us that enjoy knowing what is being made by experimenters in this field