I would like some educated opinions on "new" v. "old" Stanwells. I know that many folks are understandably upset that Stanwells are now (generally) made in Italy. Aside from the historical/emotional/personally insulting outrage you may feel, has anyone done a side-by-side comparison of the new and the old? The only Stanwell I currently own is a "new" (italian made) pot, and it's a great little pipe. The rumors I've heard (*not here) are that the "new" Stanwell's are at least as good as the late-model Danish ones. Finish is possibly better. Briar is better. Consistency is spot-on ("run a cleaner with your eyes closed"). That sort of thing. Keep in mind one of the largest purveyors of this rumor is my local B&M owner, and he sells Stanwells ;-) What say you oh wise ones??