Whoa dude, no debate, didn't mean to imply that. You have assumed a lot from my reply.
I haven't given up on my HVLP gun, it's just not up to the job of moving clear like I would want. Keep in mind that this is a cheap HVLP gun. I had to crank the air pressure up too high and the material control valve all the way open, this resulted in more paint in the air than a conventional gun. My conventional Binks gun gives acceptable results at a lower air pressure and less suspended overspray. I have no doubt a quality HVLP gun such as a Sata is more than up to the task of applying clear.
I am in no way implying HVLP guns are less than useful, however keep in mind that HVLP guns came into beaing at the behest of the "tree huggers" in an attempt to cut down on VOC emissions.