... with only STOCK PLUGINS!
I've been mixing for over a decade now and have never tried to mix a song using just stock plugins. The thought of doing that just makes my eyes roll. Why would I even want to do that when there are so many great plugins out there?
Then I though, well, a lot of people cannot afford to buy third party plugins that don't come with the DAW they have. I also thought, how can I say that I am a mix engineer if I can't make a decent mix with just a couple of tools such as EQ and compression.