Can a company that's long been the preeminent source for "high-end clones" (particularly $200-300 copies of Russian flippers with actual M390 and multi-row ceramic bearings), go "legit"? Apparently, this company (if you know the name, the thread title becomes a horrendous pun) has released some new original designs through its favored internet retail sites (which, for the record, do not demonstrate they've learned anything about design from making clones). Is a company like this shifting to a "legit" business model a good thing? On the one hand, the company has a reputation for pretty unimpeachable quality, and having more factories capable of producing high-quality goods is a positive thing (a slippie with M390 and a titanium body for $75 can't be bad for the market, can it?). On the other hand, they have made their place for years by copying from others, which is pretty sketchy, and aren't necessarily going to stop. I know many enthusiasts will reject them based solely on their business history. If we do that, do they have any incentive to even try to change?