I'm not fishing for an argument. Perhaps one of your posts was deleted. I see 2 questions and 3 statements. I had no specific knowledge of how a compound fretboard might work with arthritic fingers. Assuming that those arthritic fingers were yours, and respecting your right to preference, I simply advised where you might easily try one of these necks out. If I'm reading between the lines correctly at this point, it is clear that you have tried these fretboards and your 2 questions were simply a rhetorical way of expressing your dislike for them. I was just taking you seriously. Follow what Nick is saying here... it is perfectly clear that any fretboard that has been beam leveled has inescapably acquired a compound radius in the process.