I think this thread has gotten psychologically out of control. Are we talking about trumpets or are we doing therapy here???????
Bottom line: They are bloody EXPENSIVE. Many more players, both pro and amateur, would be playing them if they weren't so bloody expensive. A lot of pros who would do well by them, don't play them because they can't afford them. They are twice to three times what every other horn manufacurer charges and so that's not opinion, it's fact. Again, I have to ask Monette, WHO CARES HOW GOOD YOUR HORNS ARE? When we can't afford them?