What is it that makes it ridiculous? That you don't want to hear it? That it's not a matter of opinion or speculation but of hard concrete facts? If you talk about shoes in any context but superficialities, somewhere along the line you have to talk about how they are put together. Issues of substance in other words.
If you control this thread, let us all know so that we may tailor our remarks to your wishes.
Pretty simple. This thread is about Lobb appreciation. There are a jillion other threads discussing the merits of gemming, there is absolutely no reason to turn this thread into yet another quagmire about it and drown out all the Lobb stuff. Period.