I agree with this, seeing as it's almost half the cost of a new pair. Also, I think those shoes could do with a highly pigmented cream polish, but it might just be the lighting. But the job on the soles does look excellent of course - you'd never get that from even the best cobbler's in Australia. I wonder how even a good local cobbler would go stitching the sole back on around the waist, as the welt is very close to the upper.
Out of interest, how heavily did you wear them before sending them for the re-sole?