Most ASM a/c that I knew had more on their plate thats was non a/c then a/c.
By the time they had dealt with M/T, Weapons, Signals kit, they didn't have much time to look after what should have been their Main Item of Interest A/c.
I think they should come out onto the shop floor and stare over peoples shoulders more often. You never know, the good spanner-benders will get recognition, the lazy work-shy to$$ers who get good CRs for kissing arsse and playing regimental sport will get found out.
You asked a question, but didn't give your opinion Zapped. What do you think?