Yeah, all three said they wouldn't extract unless they thought it was absolutely necessary.
From what I've read about extraction (on here and elsewhere) it basically seems to come down to whether there is enough space to align the teeth without them ending up too far forward, i.e. without extractions they'll end up looking bad, or that without extractions they'll be unstable once the braces are removed and move back towards the crowded positions relatively quickly/easily. Then there's the whole facial profile changing with extractions thing, but there really doesn't seem to be a definitive answer to that, it's all about your particular case.
I was just hoping I wouldn't get differing opinions, i.e. that it would be easy, should have known that was stupid
So yes, like you say, best to go with the one I trusted the most. Although it must be said I was hoping to avoid extractions