A cheap knockoff was a cheap knockoff, huge surprise. No offense to those involved, but you're naive to think you're getting the same or even a comparable peice for 1/2 or 1/3 of the original. The Eames chose Herman Miller to build their furniture, it wasn't something decided after their death like many licensed pieces. They make a great product at a reasonable price while maintaining standards for their product, workers and factory emissions. If you really admire Eames work, why spit in their face when you can spend a few extra bucks and instead honor them?