I do understand what you are saying, TeeHee, and for 10 years we felt like you...we were brainwashed into thinking Levadopa was a poor substitute and my husband took ever-increasing doses of Ropinirole/Requip for 10 years.
When we finally realised that he had a secret life, when our savings were gone, when our marriage was in ruins, when the secrets and lies were out in the open....when the month of withdrawal was over...he gradually became used to his levadopa regime.
Now we wonder what all the fear was about. The OCDs are over, his mobility is good, life now, 16 years along the Parkinsons journey, is better than DAs offered.
Sinemet is cheap, Ropinirole is expensive. Neuros get lovely " incentives" to prescribe DAs.
You may be one I if the lucky 3 in 4. I hope so.