As much as I would love to be able to afford to use all the high-end "old house" products in my renovation, it's not always an option. I'd like to use the best products I can AFFORD. So, my suggestion is to seek out and find other options for those of us on a tight budget. . . products that work just as well (or pretty close) to the expensive ones. For example, I want an oak tank, pull-chain toilet but the only ones I can find are around $1,000. Or, I even though I adore and dream of Bradbury & Bradbury papers, they are totally out of my league. There has to be options out there! I've seen a similar concept on occasion in your magazine; my favorite is where you compare hex tiles. I'd just like a lot more of it!