Look at the high taxes with the guitar analogy again. Say you have a whole collection of guitars (10 or more for arguments sake) that you worked your ass off for, why should you feel compelled or *be* compelled by government or law, to give up 4 or 5 of them because someone else wants them? Or, say they don't even want them, what if they just want to sell them and use that money for other crap. Think about it. You LOVE those guitars. They're your tools, they bring you happiness and joy, why would you willingly give them up? Now lets say you *inherited* a collection of guitars from a dead uncle. Same scenario, you've got a bunch on your hands and each one is like a color on an artists palette. They still bring you joy and you *have* an attachment to them, even if you didn't put your blood sweat and tears scrounging to save for them. They still mean something so why would you give 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 of them away? Lastly, what if you studied, went to school or took a class and *learned* how to build your own guitars? You poured your heart and soul into making these guitars and crafting them precisely till the end product was a beastly machine, why again, would you want to give up the fruits of your hard work? You bought the tools to make them, you educated yourself on how to build them correctly, and the end result is stunning. Why give that up??? Why should the small luthiers feel compelled to give away their products for free, simply because someone is going without? Now I know some will say, well guitars aren't a necessity, people can and do exist without them, they're just guitars. That's fine. Hopefully no one's going there, but if you were tempted to, *obviously* just substitute guitars for MONEY.