I don't know what the Vulcan shorts look like but they can't possibly be worse than the Edo manslut shorts so I'll go with them.
O'Brien. Spock, Picard, and Sisko wouldn't have time (or the patients) to teach me and I don't want to learn Garak's tricks, I have morals. I see myself as an engineer in a Star Trek universe anyway.
Garak tricks work just as well for moral ends as they do for immoral ends.
If you had a holodeck, would you use it more as an observer to movies or a participant?