potentially useless perspective here, but let's give it a try: I haven't been active on TB for a couple of years and just logged on tonight. by chance I came across the Ibanez 2018 speculation thread and someone mentioned how CITES would make things interesting. having had no contact with the forum at all for a long time, I had no idea what that was about or that this rosewood decision had been made. I'm now caught up with the details and yes, hooley dooley, it's massive. I'm an active musician and read plenty of music publications, but somehow missed this entire issue -- meanwhile it's an ongoing topic on TB. I'm interested to know if anyone thinks broader public/media coverage might help smooth out processes along the way, or whether steps are being taken in this direction from a grassroots and/or corporate lobbying position.