I've sat in the Rove one...it isn't it. It's a knockoff status symbol that lacks the fundamental comfort of the real thing.
It is literally saying "I want to look like I bought a genuine Herman Miller chair because I'm better than you."
Welp, it arrived today, and I am extremely satisfied.
Any doubts I had vanished when I sat down. This thing is built WELL. Time will tell exactly HOW well, and while I have no doubt that a true expert could spot the difference, the only one I can see between Rove and Herman Miller is the lack of a very expensive sticker.
RebelScum, that's indeed a very nice looking chair. I'm coming from the "for original" camp and I do have some experience spotting fakes. I'm by no means promoting fakes or replicas but I do agree that Rove probably does the best job copying the original. A couple of questions though. What's that thing that looks like a clip under the arm rest? Also, you said you spent around $3000 on this chair and I just have a hard time understanding that. You can probably get a new original Herman Miller one for $3500 but you'd rather spend $3000 on a copy? I'm not telling you how to spend your money but I'm really interested in the thought process there. Look forward to hearing from you.