If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
Bookish people, who are often maladroit people, persist in thinking they can master any subtlety so long as it's been shaped into acceptable expository prose.
I'm a writer; I like to retain subtlety and nuance.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar.