I appreciate the review. When I look at purchasing guitars, I often count on people's impressions on the forums, especially in terms of custom work. I wont be getting a Roter.
Incidentally, when I read "this is their first run, give them some slack", I thought for a second I was in the Emperion thread by mistake
Oddly enough, I say when you pay more for a guitar, the builder gets LESS slack.