yeah, but its been extremely well-documented that for a year or so they were aggressively pursuing new orders while ignoring ones currently placed (and ignoring emails for an explanation)never had a problem with drummaker. It just seems like they went through a rough patch that can happen sometimes, especially in this economy. The parts can be sketchy to get sometimes since they are coming from China. This is one of the reasons Drum Foundry no longer sells parts- too much of a hassle for nickel and dime profits. Took them 3 months to get me lugs one time because they had to be made and put on a ship. They sometimes have to wait for a big enough order before they will ship, as they won't just make a few lugs and ship them from China. And yeah, not many 3 mm drum shells being sold out there, as I'm sure Pearl has a dibs on the supplies so they can sell the drums for 1000$.
plus, the "same 10 or 15 posters" were really more like 80-120 individuals, some who STILL never got their stuff
its all very well-documented.... they even got their own TV episode from a Consumer Reports-style show on Fox, no less