> LDS is a tool to open up other avenues if we are stuck in our research.
Not when the information on that site is incorrect!
Sometimes when you're stuck on your research it's for a very good reason: there simply is no extant documentation to take you any further.
I might be willing to use the site as a tool more often if it weren't for the fact that they have me born almost a decade before my parents' marriage in a town I never set foot in until well after I'd graduated from a university in a totally different state.
With the sole exception of the Extracted Marriage Records, I do not consider the bulk of the data on that site as reliable, let alone as "proof positive" for one very simple reason: an almost total lack of source citations whereby another researcher can verify the accuracy of the data in question.
The name of a person who submitted data to the LDS files is NOT a source, merely a conduit of the data. As such, they should be subject to the same intense scrutiny as the data itself: if an individual states something as true but, when queried, cannot supply adequate source information for the alleged facts they have propounded, the chances are quite strong that it is mere hear-say, not fact. However comforting myths might be to many individuals, I do not believe they belong in genealogy research.