And anyone who uses PEX to grant themselves the '*' permission node is also asking for trouble. Yet people do that and wonder why plugins don't work as advertised; it's not at all uncommon for plugins to define nodes which should not be granted by default, even to op-level players. To be fair, even the official PEX docs now recommend against using the "*" node, something defenders of this daft practice would do well to take note of (I'm looking at you asofold). As I said before, server admins like PEX because it tends to work well for them. They don't need to deal with the fallout that plugin devs do. We don't criticise PEX just for fun.