Originally posted by Board-O:
I'd rather take out the pliers and remove the pin bones from salmon than have to search for them in my food,
Absolutely! There's nothing worse than finding an unexpected pair of pliers in your food.
Actually, I'm in complete agreement. A few extra minutes of preparation so that you can enjoy the meal without concern about small bones, or spitting out a half-chewed mouthful after you discover one, is totally worth that small amount of effort. After you've pulled out the pin bones a few times, you can do it pretty quickly. The time invested is minimal, and result is preferable.