I definitely cant tolerate PITA either, my friend! I work 3rd shift which generally makes me a miserable prick so I try to do everything with as little friction as possible. That's why I had my buddy build the collar as I would've probably thrown in the towel days ago. Besides, he is in the construction business and custom built my bar as well. I'm a slow drinker myself but my wife and I enjoy throwing parties and entertaining so I went with 4 taps for variety. I think the bigger PITA was constantly opening the freezer door to pour a pint from the picnic taps or better yet, bottling the 4 batches while my freezer was at the shop!
Nice job on your keezer! I'm guessing your an owner/fan of AUDI automobiles. I think I've seen that thru google or HBT before.
The bottom line is do what works for you! I just felt as if I was being told my build was incorrect or crappy. Personally I think it's ( . )( . ) and probably a top 5 of all builds that I've seen. Who knows, I may change the way the collar is mounted after using for a while but I'm guessing not.