This has been in my heart and on my mind for a long time and I wanted to share. I'm by no means a professional. But I've made some absolute classics in my time of being a home studio recording artist of 12 years.
With that said, I think room treatment such as bass traps and acoustic treatment is a waste of time and money and work. I know in my heart that I could have easily made a radio hit wonder had I made the right song, regardless of the room treatment.
If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.