Knocking the company that makes these guitars on the assumptions people do seems to make little sense to me. Apart from the salient fact that no one is forcing anyone to buy their wares, how does anyone else here know what their overhead is; what they pay their master builders; and what their profit margin is?
Why on earth can't FCS come on here and state their opinion? It's as valid as any and more than most. They at least know what they're talking about rather than basing it in many cases on blind supposition. I get the sense that there is a lot of passion that goes into making those guitars and a lot of misunderstanding of just what it takes to do that in a lot of posters here.