You're absolutely right about the pros and cons of who to hire. Unfortunately, we have had nothing but horror stories with the "Journeyman" who could "do it all". I finally have gotten to the point where I can hire someone with little or no experience and groom him the way I want him. I recently hired a guy who was wiring new homes for about a year and he is turning out to be a great asset. He has some abilities, willing to learn, energetic, knows how to push to make time and now he is becoming very conciensious about his work. This is the third person with little or no experience and they are the ones I kept. Unfortunately, the mechanics I landed were worthless.
Have a Blessed Day,