Not leg men
P2P wiring, worse even, especially for digital, the ground plane is of huge importance to noise levels and therefore dynamic range in a dac, you completely give away this benefit by airwiring stuff; in fact in many cases I would think that the small 'bypasses' often seen in here to avoid nothing but traces would introduce more noise than any benefit gained by the wire (please remember i'm an avid cable believer too) many DIYers are afraid of SMD though, its not as accessible as through-hole.
come on Qusp, Ive' heard all this before, digital noise.... smd... through the hole.... legs like radio receivers.... Quite possibly I am truly deaf as a post, because I just don't get all this noise from my tinkering, or its very convenient for companies to let us believe that convenient manufacturing is better for our ears.
The day I pick up a whole sack of noise from 'a through the hole mod', I will rip that mod out and try SMD. There are just more quality 'through the hole' components around.
I'm a leg man.