OK, here it is. You buy a decent or even very good mic. You open the cardboard shipping box, and in it you find: A mic in a nice, sometimes even fancy, hard case; A shockmount in some packing material that doesn't fit in the mic case; Maybe even a power supply and dedicated power supply/mic cabling in some packing material that also doesn't fit in the mic case; OK, what is the point of the nice hard case or box for the mic, when you're going to have to find somewhere else to put the accessories, and possibly misplace them?? This happened when I bought the Blue Kiwi. Gorgeous mic box made out of cherry wood came with it that fit only the mic, leaving the included shock mount an orphan. My new GT67 came with a hard case for the mic, leaving the included shock mount, cabling and power supply orphans. My U89? Nice mic box, no place for the shock mount. Am I going to have a bunch of large, cheesy looking cardboard boxes sitting around my nice studio just to keep the mic stuff togethe? Not likely. The cardboard boxes go in the storage room. The whole concept defeats the purpose of the nice box for the mic, doesn't it? You know who has the right idea? Rode. Their tube mics come in a big plastic injection molded box that isn't pretty, but there's room for the shockmount, the power supply, the cable and the mic, and they have just enough padding to protect the mic. Not fancy. Works fine. You need to include a wooden box for the mic? Fine. Stick it in the plastic thing, too. Plenty of room. I would MUCH rather have everything together in one place than have to hunt for several pieces separately, and frankly, while wooden boxes are very cute, if they don't have room for the included accessories, what is the friggin' point?