I've always been the type that wants to do everything from scratch. No mixes, no kits,no shortcuts. So I have always resisted melt and pour soaps. I've seen some absolute works of art done with MP soap that can't be done with the cold process method, yet I've still held out and claimed that it wasn't for me.
Some time ago, I was contemplating a soap project that involved recreating desserts in soap and I just couldn't think of a way to get the effect I needed with using melt and pour. (I still need to do that project, but it's pretty low on the must-soap list these days.) So I added a one pound block of MP to a soap supply order and tucked it away in a cupboard for nearly a year.
While I've never snubbed melt and pour soap and the soapers that use it, I'm conceding that from now on, this super versatile medium will have a permanent place in my own soap studio.