Yes, this warp might appear to be a little scary. Click to biggify and see just how tangled it is!
But these tangles don't scare me. When I took the first photo, it was about 12 minutes to 6. It took about 5 or 6 minutes to get the warp looking like this:
And by 6:15 I was back upstairs with the 10.5 meter long warp beamed, the cross transferred, the lease sticks set into the Angel Wings, studio shut down for dinner.
Just knowing that I have the warping valet, will be tensioning the warp for beaming and that this particular yarn can be brushed with little ill effect means I can confidently go ahead and deal with it.
Biggest lesson? Don't let our fears control what we will - and will not - do. Unless of course bodily harm might be a consequence!