I'm the same way on things where I feel like I would be trying to figure it out myself. But when I find posts from people who have done something and provide the steps on how they did it, then I can usually determine if it's within my skill range. Hearing from others who have done a particular procedure also helps avoid common pitfalls. In the case of debadging, the big important unknown is whether a particular badge uses adhesive only or also has a couple of pins that go though holes in the body panel. The ones with pins are usually best avoided. If you don't know and take a chance, and get a third of the way through cutting and then hit a pin, you are toast, it's too late to turn back and now you have a mess to deal with. But once I found out from others who have done it that there are no pins at least on the plug-in badges I knew it wouldn't be a problem. I have had enough botched work at repair shops over the years that I feel like if I am capable of doing it myself I increase the odds that it will be done right. That's why I DIY oil change and tire rotation for example. If however I feel I am over my head then the odds go the other way and it's better to leave it to the professionals and just hope for the best. Of course if you have a mechanic that you trust then unless I just want to get greasy I leave it to them instead of trying to save money.