Nothing wrong with being OCD when it comes to the money we spend on these shoes. I do accept subtle "variations" in quality when dealing with handmade goods. I mean that is why we buy them afterall. I am just speaking for myself, I guess. I can't speak for the community.
Edward Green has been doing MTO cordovan shoes in whiskey, burgundy, navy, black, etc for a while. While nice, they must approach $2,000 per order now. I doubt they sell a meaningful amount of cordovan MTOs.
Yes, I figured it was in the "If you have to ask the price..." category for me.