i think when it gets to a point that you start hearing more bad than good on a company its time to move on. if your happy with his work and are willing to take the risk then go for it. its your money, your guitar. as for the numbers here that are reporting bad news, there has got to be something to it wouldnt you think? i mean im sure everybody isnt out to get him. usually in a situation like this where a person has a growing number of customers reporting that they got burnt, its only a matter of time before he gets to you too. so take this for what its worth, and do what you feel is best for you, after all, thats what matters in the end anyways right?