John's easy to comunicate with and responsive.
I have a new Kettle on order with him and from prior responses posted above, and the pictures on the his web site, looks like nice stuff.
He is relatively local for me (I could drive there for cheaper than he can ship to me... but maybe I'll get in a brew rather than drive) so maybe that's just my comfort level as he is close.... within nuckle busting range
But realy, send him an email off his web page, get to know him and ask about his stuff. Make your own judgement.
Personally, I'm stoaked and jones'n to brew in a new kettle!!!
Now I'll see what the difference is between Aluminum Kettles and SS!
Cheers and happy brewing!