Oh i agree as well. But gauge really doesn't matter IMO. If you're going to buy a conical you're probably (or should be) fermenting in a fridge for temp control. So a thinner wall would actually help get your liquid to temp faster. Additionally, if you're asking for a trade on a post then you get what you get, if i were Sumo i'd hope to get a Blich for a Blich, but beggars can't be chooders. Brew-boy just didn't need to be a dick about it.