I agree charliedontsurf. But, "meh" can still be functional and acceptable, imho, and I suspect not much more than "meh" can be found for under $100 if we still want thick quality glass/welds. Not as exciting and sexy as a highly-gridded/diffused piece of art from a top-name blower (such as some of the awesome more expensive pieces from SSFG), but functional and sturdy nonetheless. Edit: Charliedontsurf--just looked at your sig. Is that your etsy page? I thought that there was another blower here on FC but I couldn't remember who. I'm very interested in your take on all of this discussion, especially since you're a blower! Care to make any other comments/suggestions?