A different perspective on gemming:
Exactly correct. Few would dispute that hand-welting has its advantages. But there seems to me that there is no empirical support for the proposition that gemming failure is rampant in GY welted shoes. And there is a long and not entirely rational stretch between claiming that hand-welting is superior and suggesting that GY welting necessarily reflects shoddy construction prone to catastrophic failure.
The issue of GY vs hand welting is one I have been unable to reach a firm conclusion on.
So I dedicated my time to a more manageable problem, and was able to determine that only 556 876 angels can dance on the head of a pin. Attempts to add a 556 877-th angel unavoidably lead to the fall, due to pride
Thank you for that Nick. No, really.