what is funny but when i was a kid in the 1960's, probably half the stuff i bought was a 'kit'....like a leather kit from tandy. kids made stuff all the time....we also modified our stuff and that wasnt something special.today 'modding' is such a big thing but as kids we just did it...?
i think that manufacturers have forgot that area...some like cold steel kinda promote their customers to mod their product (like the trail hawk tomahawk). kel-tec guns has a huge modding following.....i think they would sell more product if they gave us a product we could mod for our personal situation.
i get the feeling that lawsuits might have shut this practice down.......
i wouldnt call it modding but i think that everything i buy from china needs to be 'fixed' as i assemble it because quality control is so bad.