Sorry for confusion - was not meant to be directed like that, was typing in a rush, never a good thing.
Drip acclimitzation properly addresses the shock that comes from a sudden PH shift - which is why I agree with you and have gone to the method myself! I'd be interested to learn if it is CO2 levels, or PH itself, or both since they are intertwined, that cause the shock, yknow?
I learned from reading that fish actually adjust their blood chemistry make-up to adjust to PH changes (long term of course), cool huh?
While the gradual changes from day to night cycles and such are easily handled by livestock, a sudden dump from the LFS to a pressurized CO2 aquarium is not much different than a sudden dump in temperature. It is just yet another reason to use the drip method!