Yeah, I wish we could all buy the real deal. But what about those of us who can't afford the real deal? Are we all just SOL? I've seen ppl say that if you can't afford the real thing, then find some other style that you can afford. And that is just a snobby way of thinking. We should all enjoy MCM style! Heck, Charles and Ray Eames had the little people in mind when designing their furniture! And I am not ashamed at all of buying a reproduction! I personally am a penny pincher but don't want to buy something at a smaller price tag if it's not well made. So with the Eames lounge reproductions out there, they're obviously not going to be the same quality as the original. But there are good repros and bad repros. Even the Herman Miller version that you can buy online is a reproduction, so don't think you're buying the "real deal" unless you can find a vintage lounge chair off eBay or something. I will get back on here and report my findings once I receive my repro hopefully in a week or two. I don't know if you can post pics on here but I will try.