So, with all these threads sparking interest/insults concerning some of the 'non-comformist' designs out there, I just wondered what sort of opinions are held by TB'ers... You've got your Spalts, Ritters, Atlansias, Basslabs, etc. ad infinitum; many manufacturers/makers are utilizing unusual components/design features and let's say 'singular aesthetics... Im not talking about Wishnevskian experiments, Im thinking more along the lines of well-designed/engineered alternatives used in the production of the instrument. Where do you weigh in on the subject? How far is too far? How much is too much? How different is too different? Or are there no limits? Why do you feel this way? Any background experiences that led to this? Thanks! for example: is a graphite necked Zon/Ritter/Modulus/whoever as far as you'll go; are the aesthetics of a Pagelli/Spalt not kosher with you? Why???