...this frameset is doing exactly what it needs to do: being easy on the budget, and fast on the course.
"The word covet is a great start to describe how you should feel about this bike."
"...within two weeks, I had the parts and frameset in hand, ready to build. "
But what happens when you take a 'cross-like geometry, add modern materials with some of the newest tooling, and build a frame that is one of a kind?
Standards in the bike world are an oxymoron.
..."I make sure they are unique to you."
If you can't do it right the first time, do you have the money to do it again?