The problem is that you have not demonstrated technical expertise, have a history of bias and haven't gone into why the product is technically inferior. Now as you can note I have pointed out several ways in which the process is impressive but, not having seen the product, cannot comment on the actual materials and construction. The reason why people respect my opinion here and elsewhere is that I clearly enunciate my arguments, present their limits and have demonstrated both knowledge and taste, you haven't done any of those things here (maybe elsewhere I dunno you in real life) so your opinion is worth zilch, nada, 0. You can question what you want but the least I can do is be frank and tell you what your opinion is worth and why. full disclosure: I don't wear much heritage brands. The few pieces I own I got from SE but wouldn't have any problems getting stuff from the fine store that is BiG. I've inspected and worn various "heritage" products like 45rpm, engineered garment, flathead, etc.