First off, OK, he makes good pups but I wouldn't use the word "best" too lightly as his pups are not the be all end all. Secondly, he takes YEARS to complete his pups. Sure, he has (had?) a regular job but when you take $$ upfront and promise a deadline, you need to keep that at all costs. He promised me to replace three sets of my (called "mid 60's" I think?) pups 7 years(!) ago, and I haven't heard a peep from him since. After numerous emails requests were ignored, I just gave up. He might be a good pup winder but he's a poor business man and we have too many of those on this side of TGP lately.