Repair or Replace?

Yesterday I received an order for replacement spring hinge temples. As i entered info into the system I said a silent prayer of gratitude for the invention of the tapered screw. Back in 1988, when i started in the Optical industry we could repair some spring hinges with replacement parts. It was as tedious task but more fun than tinting a sunglass gradient grey #9. Has anyone else just opted to order the whole frame over temples only, just to save time? This optician has a time or two. Like anything practice makes perfect. Happy repairs!