well... defiant novices usually don't get a lot of love here.
He didn't do anything you couldn't have done yourself. You have to invest one way or the other... either the time learning what to do, or the $ to have someone else do it. The problem is, what he thinks is best may or may not sound better to you. I question why you would pay someone else to do it, without having expended the effort to know what he was doing. He didn't do anything you couldn't do yourself. Invest the time in yourself, and you'll never need to spend the $ for someone else to set it the way they like.
Here are some links from his site: