If one were to read through the entire thread (which I've done ), one would see that people have noted inconsistency in Vass's QC as long as people have been posting about their shoes here. Stitching and clicking are off, people get something slightly different from what they ordered, leather creases in unexpected and potentially undesirable ways.
It's not that we don't know that these things occur. My assumption is that those who experience the issues--including me--are willing to accept those faults in order to be able to get a wide variety of MTO options at significantly less cost than other shoemakers and completely made by hand. I think about shoe purchases in terms of price, flexibility, last desirability, quality of finishing, and method of construction. We're all going to compromise on at least one of those criteria. With Vass, it's quality of finishing. With G&G, it's price and method of construction. With EG it's price, flexibility, and method of construction. Etc.
So, we hear you, agoodeye. Many of us have had the same experience. I at least don't expect anything to change because this seems to be the way Vass operates. And I've accepted the potential risk of imperfect finishing to get the other things I want. If you value the highest quality finishing above any other factor, Vass shoes might not be for you. If you don't like the shoes that you got, you should return them for a refund.