Returning casually to the topic....
I like having nice things just because they are
nice things. My Swatch keeps time pretty well but my Sinn is nicer, just because it is. I don't own things merely for what they do, but for how well they've been screwed together too. For instance, I've never especially rated the Betancourt kites I've owned/flown for their performance but there was always a sense of occasion flying one. The Prism Zephyr
I have at the moment is almost certainly all the kite I could ever use but that's no reason for me to turn my back on Kitehouse, Robertshaw, Benson, etc., etc. just because it's a bit less money (although if I'd bought it, not a whole lot less
Take a look at the videos the L'Atelier boys put out for some of their lesser
kites - obviously no-one needs the pricey, fancy kites to do everything
that can be done with a kite but, dear god, what a dull world it would be if all we had was mass produced adequacy. If someone doesn't or can't appreciate the value of workmanship and craft for itself
then let them stick to their production line offerings.
Oh... and generally speaking... anything made by someone who genuinely cares about their product is superior to something banged out for a paycheck.
The thing I like most about the E2/E3 is that is comes with a DVD that shows the kite in action - sweet action. I don't know of anyone else that does that.
One of Prism's direct competitors, New Tech, at least used
to do that as part of the Big Bang package. HQ/InVento have in the past.
if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.