I have read your previous posts and do believe that you are a consciencious and knowledgeable herper.
However I disagree that you keeping Hots only affects you.
The mere potential for a problem affects all herp keepers.
The media is quick to slam herps lately and whether you like it or not, some people will judge you by your age. Judgemental people exist and the publicity on herps brings out a lot of this.
ANY publicity lately is bad publicity.