Just because I’m curious, has anybody here basically had their passion for the 1911 ruined due to bad dealings in the custom world? It is disheartening for me to admit, but due to a few really bad interactions and having large amounts of money (and a couple guns) being taken “hostage” with the smith(s) being unresponsive I find myself not even caring about the platform as I once did. Went from darn near eating/breathing 1911’s to just...blah. Furthermore, at one point I wanted to get into custom smithing so much so that i sent off portfolios of ideas that got a lot of positive feedback, now I find that dream ruined. Am I being overly sensitive about stuff or has anybody else experienced this?