How so? I brew all grain and have been for quite a while but every once and again I brew with extract and can make a pretty damn good beer. Don't think brewing with extract is beneath all grain. In fact, for quite a few styles, its probably the best option to save time. Northern Brewer offers some excellent malt extract from Munich malt, Maris Otter, Pilsner and Rye... I would revisit extract if I were you.