Had a long meeting with a lens expert at Hot Rod Cameras about the OOOM zoom, at least an 90-minutes of talking and testing the OOOM right and several other "affordable" and not so affordable zooms. The Sigma zooms are fine, but they do feel a bit on the cheap side not being truly parfocal. I preferred the look and flares of the Tokina 16-28mm and 50-135mm. But ultimately decided to buy the OOOM, which might make me "out of my mind" too, but not really. The OOOM is the most practical, affordable, highest performing all-in-1 zoom out there and it doesn't feel like a compromise when you test it right next to a lens that costs 4x the price. Really happy with this decision, will probably have this lens for life.
"I'm going to rant about a movie I won't see" is about as insipid as anything written here. Professionals and serious amateurs have never taken NFS seriously, I don't see that changing.