Fusing has a terrible reputation among the iGentry but more technologically educated folk within the trade consider the hue and cry overstated. Yes, when fusing came out right after WWII it was pretty nasty but consider how much improvement there has been in other new technologies that have come out since then. No, fusing will not ever replace fine canvassing, at least in the foreseeable future. However, the fact that a jacket is fused should not always generate disgust and revulsion. You have to personally examine the product, try it on, and such. If you can afford to experiment, get one, have it altered and wear it for a while. You may decide to be a purist and that's fine. However, if you can get a good-looking, reasonably priced jacket that fits and wears well but just happens to be fused how are you damaged?