See the edits to my post, you were quick to quote me before I finished.
Building a solid bench is necessary and useful. It doesn't in any way absolve Rizzo/Lerners from filling the other holes, and I have never implied in any way that it does. But I'm not going to pretend I don't approve of bench signings because we need a CF and starter too.
It's as if I have a car with a slipping clutch, leaking head gasket, and a blown right passenger speaker. Yeah, it's nice to fix and upgrade the stereo, but fixing the clutch plate and replacing the head gasket are more pressing needs that should have been addressed before worrying about teh baws beatz.