DeepFrz, you're not disagreeing, you're just missing the focus.
All I've said is that a cheap charger beats kludging a 12v transformer. I'll stand by that.
And if all a battery needs is a weekly or bi-weekly light charge? The manual charger, left on a 2A setting for the right time, can do very nicely. Not as well as a $150 charger--but well enough for one smaller battery with occassional use, IF used properly. But that's a whole other issue. And a whole other price
range. Sometimes, "make do" beats "Break Out Another Thousand". Or hundred.[g]