On most occasions, the more simple problems do not need an over-blown approach to get to a quality solution. The basic techniques of the field of solid mechanics work as well today as they did 50 years ago. They often produce results with errors that are less than numerical computational methods. 98% accuracy is not uncommon at all. This is often sufficient, and we stop there. The problem gets solved quickly and inexpensively. We have maintained our “edge” regarding the classical methods approach over the years and enjoy applying these when appropriate.