from a thread about tig vs lug building:
>"And I have no problem seeing modern technology in this form come
>together with the fine craftsmanship of a lugged frame, even when
>the guys at my local bike shop roll their eyes and repeat their
>arguments that lugs are not necessary to produce a strong and
>functional frame. I can't agree with that..."

they're not necessary.
lug use constitutes a joining process.
when executed well, other processes yield
excellant results too.