Yep. Which is why I'm with you. The water stop guys are so out of touch.
Out of touch with reality.? Only used water stop for the last 5 yrs with no problems but the water here is very soft so that maybe a problem to some and water the same temp as developer rinse 2x.
The reality is Kodak, Ilford, Fuji etc all recommend using Stop bath OR a Water rinse when processing films. So who is out of touch ?