I just received a highly coveted and respected pedal that has a LONG LONG wait. The knobs look like they were thrown on the concrete and bounced around and dragged around for a while. It kind of botheres me. I tried to not let it bother me, but it does bother me a little bit. Everyone who knows me or has traded with me knows I keep my gear in the best shape possible because I like having nice things whenever possible! I waited for this pedal for a VERY long time (one of the longest waits out there), I paid a lot of money and when I open the package the knobs look awful, I mean damaged in an obvious way so just to be clear, we arent in the "nit picking" camp of scuffs, we are in the "Oh wow, that knob is chewed" camp. I contacted the builder (who will remain anonymous), shared my story (briefly) and asked for some new ones. He said he would send me whatever I needed and (I quote) "We get them pre-scuffed (they come in huge trays) so may be hard to find really clean ones". When I read this I just got kind of puzzled. Yes the purpose of pedals is tone and sound. I get it. I might expect this kind of event to happen at a chain store dealing with floor models (at a discount), but with hand made, boutique pedals with a long wait? I don't know. I kind of like new things to look.. well.... new! How would you feel if this happened to you, and do you think that is acceptable? Unacceptable? No big deal? The end of the world? Discuss.