snipped from a framelist thread:
>Customers are in general paying for the PRODUCT,
>not the TIME it took to make the product."

n?el -
i believe this to be true 100% in the industry/market
driven world, but in the framebuilding world (that sounds
lame) the product is not the bicycle, it's the framebuilder.
that maker's experience and subsequent choices are the reason
there's a line at his door.