Actually you seem to be missing something because this LSV does share the SAME basic components as a soldering iron, just add a common household dimmer. In fact this has the SAME internal parts as the SSV & DBV, the only thing different is the heater angle. I can't for the life of me figure out why some people can't see this, this shows people will buy anything, all you have to do is drill some holes in some common aluminum tubing and people go nuts over it. I remember there was a time when the Phedor came out and people knew it was just a soldering iron tip in a box, but now it seems people can't recognize the same B.S. design if you put the same soldering iron in a tube with a common household dimmer, way to spend $300 guys!