Right, back to your "friends" . i've got a friend with a unicorn and another one that rides a green shark to work.
As far as personal experience, unsurprisingly you're wrong again. I've worked on dozens of V7s V8s and V9s from helping people with the community locally with motor and transmission work, to helping people with tuning issues online. My experience is not read from an e-mail or post.
I'm sure they've got some experience, but it's likely with fixing jacked up 15 year old 1gs with pep boy parts and somehow the fact that it's a mitsu means that Evos are in the same boat to them. Other than that changing oil at work doesn't count.
Experience does speak for itself, you've got none.