Theads like these where the friday sale nuts can show off, followed by a preorder I can non-stressfully get into (if I want one) are what sell for me. User pix tend to show things in their element, different views, discussion, etc. If i don't like it, the thread won't change my mind. But they have moved me from "that looks cool" to "that looks like something I'll spend $ on." The boot dagger, for example. I'd never have bought that (not useful for me at all). But daggers do show off what a shop can do, and they are wicked cool.