FWIW, I use a pair of OLD Sunpack pro 120 J's, wired to the cam and slaved for those few times when I need studio flash. Of course, it's manual. Sheesh! I also built my reflectors, and my macro set-up. Those who cannot or will not innovate are doomed to mediocrity, and high prices!
The incredibly simple solution is to get a pair of vintage strobes. (Metz 45's are great) Cable one to the cam via hotshoe adapter. Slave the other, via hotshoe adapter. Stop whining, and use your brain. You can't blame the equipment for your failure to make photographs!