I've watched many videos no on taking out a bathtub and putting in a shower. I've looked at the manufactured tile ready shower pans on line and can estimate I'll be spending about $650 on that product. Based on your expertise, am I better off building one from scratch or purchasing one of these bases? Time wise, it looks much faster, but compared to the conventional methods of building one, am I really saving much money?

If you were doing it for yourself, what would you do?