No, not CLOWNS.
Years ago I was in the outdoor retailing business, and I have an appreciation for those entrepenuers who have started companies to build what they consider to be the best gear designs. Being an independant business person is a tough row to hoe, and I salute you all!
And I have a great deal of respect for DIY'ers as well. Heck, I am one of them. LOVE to fiddle with gear, make gear, fantasize about improving gear......A great way to stroke my creative side.
Now, maybe I am being too sensitive (PC?) but I cringe when I see a post by a DIY'er saying that he/she "built a Hennessey/Warbonnet/Claytor/Brand XYZ hammock."
Would it not be kinder to those business' to say that "I built a (fill in the blank) CLONE? I am sure that the manufacturers appreciate the flattery via imitation, although I wonder how much a lost sale stings. Maybe I am being too critical. Oh, well. Just my $0.02.