Whoa! Stop the boat! First off I never meant to imply I'm any better or more entitled than anyone here just because I've been around longer.
I agree 100% that if an artisan here on TDH made an agreement and accepted money and fails to fulfill his or her's obligation it is a load of cr@p, however as already posted it is a sad fact that happens all to often.
This hobbie IS NOT a quick process, especialy if your relying on others to help you.
According to Chucks profile he hasn't even been active on TDH in three months so making an intire post to slam him is rather useless if your trying to motivate him to ship your orders quicker, and actualy border line "flaming" which is a violation of the code of conduct.
I sincerely understand your concerns and frustration, however Chuck is a well respected member here at TDH and to my knowledge has NEVER burned anyone.
The bottom line is he makes a top-notch product for the price and I think it would be hard to find better for the price, which is the pay-off of having to wait.
New members usually don't understand this and end-up getting very upset with this waiting game and in the end it all works out. Will you get it as soon as you had hoped for? Probably not. However he will come through, he always does.