Dave, the fluoride's getting to you again!
I got my Hi-Q because I was convinced that their touting of a higher Q than other similar designs was attractive as a selling point. To each his own. I did, however, notice a dramatic improvement in my noise floor after doing the Same bonding as Rhyary. I did do my doors (all 4) and both upper and lower tailgate. I went from average S-6 noise floor to average S-3. Same location same time of day. No noticeable difference from day to day.
Some say my butternut vertical at ground level is a pile of junk, too, but with 4 radials I was able to hit Japan on 100W, and my house is in the way for that QSO. Make do with what you have, I say. I just didn't want Rhyary feeling the bonding he did was a waste of time.