Point is that it's a want, not a need. I feel as a community we need to stop telling novices that they need to go and buy another EVSE immediately. I'm not saying that it's not a want. Or even that they may have a need for another unit. But even a brief pause to the kneejerk "I have to upgrade to max speed now!" needs to be put forth to novices instead of feeding their paranoia that their EV isn't going to be usable unless they invest hundreds or thousands of dollars on upgrading their EVSE.I mainly just wanted to have 2 EVSE on hand. It was a no brainer to buy a 32A version instead of trying to save $50 for a 16A version.
I'm just trying to get folks to see that novices often don't know that there are other options that they may want to explore first. That often they don't realize that they really don't have to carry an EVSE in the car 24/7. Or even understand the possibly wide selection of public charging stations that actually exist around them. Because of this they often grab onto the idea of a high powered home EVSE like a drowning person to a life ring. I know that most veterans here did not make their decisions out of panic, fear, and ignorance. But often that's the emotions that novices are experiencing even though we can see that they are in fact in 2 feet of water and can just stand up.
Manufacturers feed that fear too. When GM publishes "It can take 60 hours to fully charge a Bolt with the standard EVSE at 120V." that immediately puts novices on alert because they think that cannot use their cars for 60 hours in a normal situation. So then they invest in the upgrade and 99% of the time the car finishes charging in an hour or two everyday because the commute is 50 miles, which could have easily been recovered even at 120V overnight. So resources are overallocated out of fear and ignorance.
So I just advising to tell new people to take a breath and evaluate their real needs before pulling the trigger. To test a stage and evaluate its effectiveness for them before deciding to move up. That there are other options and that they should at least try them. To make informed decisions, not kneejerk ones.