First off I would like to state that this is a topic meant for intelligent and civil debate. This is not meant to bash any companies, and any examples I, or anyone else, uses should be taken as an example and nothing more. Just because I, or anyone else, can only recall clearly one or two examples does not mean we are singling anybody out. Please, nobody means any harm, nor do they wish to bash anyone elses favorite company. Now, to the 'beef'. I have read a lot lately of larger companies starting to send out less than perfect works, sanded shoddily, face-upped amatuerly (or not worth the hefty company fee by far), or in some worse cases, broken or miscast. Two notable instances are from Luts, one where DoA user Bread117 recieved a wholly miscast shushu special leg, and another is the gradual but noticable 'lightening' or their dolls, weight wise. There are also such issues with Volks, sending out bad quality Zoukeimura eyes or faceup work not as requested on FCS dolls. In most cases, many doll companies will simply refuse to admit they are wrong. In the Luts case they insisted the miscast leg part was normal quality, and in the Volks, they insisted that it was done as requested. None of these problems showed up, at least not as frequently or as severely, until the doll fandom got 'bigger', as in Luts having probably hundreds of orders a month or more, and Volks having more limiteds than I can count on the combined digits of a set of twins. So, what do you think? Are companies really losing some much-needed (for this price) QC or is it just a case of people being more astute as the hobby grows? Do you have experience with any incidents such as this? How can this be remedied if it is indeed a problem? The discussion should certainly not be limited to these questions- but these should give a nice start.