As the old E.F. Hutton commercials once advertised, "When E.F. speaks, people listen". The same can be said for Dennis. Kudos to you Dennis! We'll miss you. The next time I'm in ATL, lets get together for some dinner.
There is a much easier way should you not want to install a star ceiling using the conventional method. Go to Numinus.com. They have prefabricated star tiles which install in half the time and look very nice.