So to sum up things, who is there to goto at the moment for custom work?
EKG: when he gets his programs done and in place, so he's not a current option.
Chris W: serious wait times until he finishes his "business makeover" with a new partner and facility (revamp of his current facility), so he's only an option if you have a 6mos to year to wait.
Monster Guitars: they are nice guys and are trying to get things perfect and are willing to work with you and charge fair prices. They aren't up to snuff 100% yet but they are getting there.
Legacy: not an option. Too bad, I personally had high hopes for him.
LGM: doing custom bikes and what not, so guitars don't even seem to be an option with Jeremy (too bad, he was the real deal when he was).
ET: if you live close to or in OZ they sound like a good option but in the States or Europe, possibly too expensive with customs and shipping to compete.
Cottam: I don't know anything about them but probably not an option for people in the States do to the duties and shipping.
Did I miss anyone
I'm just wanting to sum things up and not keep a debate going. I've read waaaaay too many debates and would rather have a thread that was not a big debate about this subject and actually have some kind of an answer rather than all these depressing stories, unless this is where things have gotten to.