one-man shops, regardless of the products, are,
shall we say-anomalies...

i don't want to start a thread on this, but even the
most reknowned artists, sculpters, etcetera, whose
names, work, and fame span centuries, worked
with assistants and/or apprentices. it is with this in mind
that i wonder why so many folks eschew production
work, as if the bicycle (in this instance...) is sullied
because it was made by the staff of...rather than by
the man himself. often, it's "better" if it's a
collaborative effort.