I agree. Now it's just another tool in the kitchen. There were some experiments in the beginning but it's easy to learn and gain confidence.I agree - Hack is the worst.
Another one I see frequently, is 'experiment'. I belong to a couple of Sous Vide groups, and people (almost exclusively men) don't make dinner - they do tonight's experiment. It's like the terminology of 'making dinner' is beneath them, so they perform some kind of top-level scientific experiment. Drives me batty. Cooking dinner in a sous vide bath is no longer an experiment - I've been doing it over 10 years. You are making dinner - just ike your wife does the other 6 nights of the week.
I an very happy that the men on DC are cooks, not scientists.