When I first started out I thought, "Nope! That's just too high speed for me." But after some reading and a YouTube video or two I started to realize that it was something I could do. DIY whoopies were cheaper than getting four descender rings, and I prefer to use knots and things over hardware when I can, so for me the whoopies were a perfect match.
But that shoe doesn't fit all feet--your miles may vary