I tend to overthink things (or do I?), and my current obsession is secondary bevels on bevel-edge bench chisels. Assuming you think they are a good idea (if not, please have at it),
1A) how far from the front edge should the secondary bevel extend? (1/16″?) Does it matter all that much?
1B) I assume that after many (many) honings, the secondary bevel will become the primary bevel. At what point do you decide to re-establish the primary bevel?
2) I don’t have a bench grinder. If I bite the bullet and get a slow-speed bench grinder + accessories, will I regret it? I understand this is a hard question — let’s say I’m an increasingly-serious hobbyist and I’ve got 20-25 years ahead of me. I guess I’m also wondering how slow and painful it is to re-establish primary bevels using sandpaper or other technique(s) (I use water stones for sharpening and am quite happy with that). For something like this I wouldn’t go top-shelf (e.g. Tormek), but wouldn’t go cheap either. I’m guessing $300 (?) would set me up nicely.