I have bought most of my guitar and amp stuff from bigger manufacturers and stores where they were already done. But in the last go-round of rig reinventing, I went with smaller companies where there is a wait. I have recieved my amp and accesories and processors, and now waiting on my cab to be finished. Without naming manufactures, its been tough to wait this long for gear. Being told 10 weeks, which turns into months and still no finished product. I understand about smaller companies working hard and taking longer to full-fill orders. Long story short, I am not sure if I will buy something I have to wait a really long time for (months), ever again. It was hard to keep the funds secure, one month having enough, the next not enough, and when time to pay up, months later, who knew if the funds would be there (my income fluctuates). And also unaccurate build times, saying one time that seemed not so bad, and in reality taking much longer. I think buying and waiting for gear (even if its not really custom, just smaller production companies) takes a certain kind of patient person, one which I discovered is not me I know the short answer is, its worth it (assuming the gear is worth it) So next time its buying used and or finished gear. Just my rant on waiting.