Apologies if my previous comment about Paul and Tristan was interpreted as a joke or humorous. It was NOT intended to be. Let me explain.. Unfortunately pricing in the industry has become very convoluted but I think using two "real life" examples might make my prior statement easier to explain. Let's take a brand new Liddle for $1200 and a brand new Son of Cobra for $1200 (priced the same for ease of explanation). Both boards will be poly US Blanks, so both blanks will cost between $90 and $120. Kirk P will then handshape the board for about 5-8 hours. On the other hand, Paul will place the blank into a cnc machine where it'll be shaped for 30 minutes. Then, Kirk will bring his board to either Moonlight glassing or Waterman's guild to be glassed (or another glass shop). This will cost Kirk about $250 since the glass job is all poly and all clear resin (no tints or pigments or anything flashy on MOST Liddles), but it won't actually require any more work to be done by him. On the other hand, Paul will take the blank back to HIS shop and glass the board himself, which will cost him about $200 in materials given the quality of resin, cloth and pigments that he uses, along with about 15 "working" hours of his time (doesn't include drying time). So, at the end of the day (in my opinion) both boards DO deserve to be valued at the same price since everyone has to get paid and the work that's being done is premium quality, but the "value" in the work happens at different parts of the board building process.