I must admit I had a surreal moment when I saw your signature; then I saw the diclaimer! Lol!! Didn't think your comment 'preachey' at all.
I must say Mr. Parsons material is excellent, as is his delivery; excellent teacher, though if one is tired, his mellifluous voice will put you to sleep!
I will bear your cautious tale in mind (a bum steer?) and check the volume before I go long/short; we all know how the Smart Money love to upthrust and test levels.