In the last few months, we've witnessed high end builders coming out with econo lines, and to a degree, pissing off the owners of their "real" basses. Everyone seems to take it in stride, until their favorite builder does it. In the end, as someone so elegantly put it, is DOESN'T have anything to do with your current ax. Think about it: Warwick got 100's of emails asking about making an affordable bass, yes, mostly from "Crap Metal" fans, but still, 100's of emails just the same. I'm sure Dan Lakin got a lot of emails from Papa Roach fans who couldn't afford a "real" Lakland. Being that this IS a business, they would have to be STUPID if they didn't act on it, especially while the iron's hot. Dan just happens to offer a VERY GOOD affordable bass, so it would behoove Warwick to do the same. Well Sadowsky, Fodera, etc. owners, how will you respond if/when they go the econo route? Bill Conklin caught hell when he did it, but think about this: his Cort deal is paying more of his bills that his handful of boutique owners. With the exception of JT maybe! Ask yourself: when you finally got your dream Lakland, you realized that it was "The One". Now that we have the Skyline series, is it no longer "The One"? When Dan announced the arrival of the Skylines, did your B string all of a sudden get floppy? We have to be real with ourselves, this is a business, and these guys have to eat, too.