Ok guys, First...A mod is a mod is a mod, whether it be vinyl stickers or Orac. Each is worthy in its own way. Under the timeline, budget, and complaince with an outside party, you did a great job, Geoff. Not to my personal taste, but given what you had to work with, it was a great job. What may be at issue here, though (that nobody has really come out and said directly), is that this is in no way article material. I am now saying great job to Geoff the same way I would to any other starting modder, a pat on the back for doing something that may well be groundbreaking to them, but has been seen and done previously to most of the community. Worse is that it ISN'T groundbreaking to Geoff, or any of the bit team. The different or lacking complexity (however you want to say it, I would say differing...I want to see some of these people work competently in a PS file that big) doesn't make it less of a mod, but it DOES reduce its effectiveness as a modding article. Whether or not it was difficult, complicated, whatever, by your own admissions this is no Orac, no dark crystal, no metaversa, no black mesa. Therefore, had it been built, quietly handed to vivendi, and a little post thrown in the project logs forum saying "we did this over the weekend for a little project vivendi handed us," we wouldn't be where we are now with staff/mods arguing against their very community. Your community views those "Modding" article pages as sacred ground, and that may be why you're getting such bad responses. I would even say Vivendi is getting a little bad press from this. The article (and your further defense of your choice of mod) makes Vivendi look cheap and inflexible, unwilling to donate the time or the money for your real talents that have been so apparent for so many years. Makes me wonder how they treat their programmers, come to think of it... Overall, I think what might be upsetting people is that this has graced the halls of the true "article" pages, when there are longer, more well thought out projects just kicking in our project logs forums. It makes it look like either (1) what bit staff does is more important regardless of its merits, or (2) we have declined so much in raw talent that this is honestly the best we could write an article about. Once again, Geoff, I think you did a very good job on this with what you had, and Nexxo's point is very valid here with the cooking...mastery is in repeatability no matter what the conditions. But that doesn't make it article worthy, and that needs to be recognized. Unless, of course, the article was "Modding on a shoestring, a wish, and a weekend."