Ok, I'm going to give you a 100% sincere and serious reason why your responses drifted off into joke territory.
You can choose to read it and absorb it and understand it, and use the information to adjust your posting behavior to get more helpful responses going forward, or you can do what you've done in the past on this thread and get defensive and huffy and act like the victim, in which case, it's going to be hard for anyone to actually care to invest the typing time to help you.
1) First thing to know is that Gridlock is just a freak, and nothing he posts is serious. But he's funny if you can follow what he's talking about.
2) You got off on the really wrong foot by taking Ilium's sincere (and reasonable) recommendation and freaking out with the whole "$15,000! I could buy a house with that!". The fact that you came in looking for (aggressively expecting) a "lacquer mastering setup" for less than 5000 EUROS, which everybody in the hobby knows will cost you upwards of $50,000 to even start to compete with the pro guys who are mastering records for pressing plants (amongst many other things in your posts) means you haven't bothered doing any research at all on your own. You want people who have the knowledge to spend a bunch of time retyping and/or searching and linking for you things that have already been written here over and over again and are accessible via the search button. We all have our own projects that we would prefer to spend time on.
3) Then, you started getting hung up arguing details rather than accepting the genuine advice of people who know whats going on. i.e. "I live in the poor part of the state where I can buy a house for $15,000" (please send us some $15,000 listings of move-in ready houses so we can all move there and be your neighbor), "$3,000 for a trip to Germany? I can fly from Boston for $1,000", I didn't say $5,000, I said 5000 euros, that's SIX thousand dollars", etc. "So in other words, never attempt something you're not an expert at already. Got it." which was so far removed from the statement it was replying to it's hard for me to even understand what you are talking about. We are trying to show you the forest and you are banging your head into a tree.
Yes, this is a club house. Many of us have been here for a decade or more, and some of us know a LOT about this hobby. And most (not all) of us are very welcoming to newbies who come in and nicely ask for help after doing their own research. But there are a TON of threads here that lay out the difference between professional stereo mastering setups and mono-semi-pro plastic dub machines and their costs. If you haven't done enough research to figure that out, then you have to be pleasant enough to humbly take advice, if it doesn't fit your budget, then be kind and thank them nicely. If you act entitled and defensive to genuine advice, you won't get any more of it.
Unless you can actually buy a lathe from Souri, remove him from your thought process, because he has no bearing on reality. He's like this mythical creature that doesn't actually exist in terms of a readily available lathe that anybody can buy.
Souri is most likely not going to sell you a lathe, whether you fly to Germany or not. If you can't manage to be nice enough to get good responses from THESE guys, there is no way you are going to be able to prostrate yourself in front of Souri and kiss the ring enough to get him to sell one to you. He sells them to 1 out of every 100 people that try to buy them. So, if you can get him to sell you one, YOU SHOULD BUY IT. It's super cheap for what it is compared to the market outside of Souri. But if you CAN'T buy one from him, then you can't expect the rest of the market to meet his price point. Souri doesn't need the money, and he doesn't want to make very many, that's why he never sells them. He wants people to clamor after what he has and then be able to deny them. He spends thousands of dollars on trade shows (NAMM, AES, SXSW), goes and sets up a booth to show it off, and then eventually ghosts the potential customers on email for one reason or the other. It's a game for him.
This is an extremely expensive and time consuming hobby with a steep learning curve. Once you buy the machine, you are going to spend many thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours practicing and dialing it in until you get the results you are after. The idea that you can decide to take up driveway basketball and then immediately jump up to the NBA, is one that most people here find kind of funny, because they've been schooling the neighborhood kids for years at the local park court, and they know how much money, time, and trial and effort they've invested.