Nice Strider, I've been mashing and leaving the skins on forever. Tonight I'm cooking a meatloaf with mash and carrots. I'm from an Irish family, I have my grandmothers masher, to me it's the equivalent to having Jimmy's 59 Les Paul, or whatever year it was. That masher's been mashing potatoes since the 50's. Back then they made products to last, plus I always think of her when mashing.
I'm a little obsessive when it comes to mash potatoes. Such a simple dish, yet many don't have the touch..cheers.