This is more of a follow up to a previous post of mine where I asked why using vertical dropouts was recommended for the first time builder. It turns out the only person who recommends them is Chimonas.
What's still unclear is which dropout should be used by the first time builder. If horizontal is the way to go, is it possible to find ones that are socketed as opposed to plugged? It seems to me that socketed would be easier to braze, not to mention fit to standard sized stays. Any advice would be appreciated.