Fair point, though just keeping me "in the loop," as you say, is the minimum expectation, and it wasn't met. I understand that things change, or some other priority pops up. What I don't understand is failure to communicate. Add to this point the fact that the last place you took your stuff to, paid top dollar for, and got back a car with so many problems that it's a wonder it still runs. You can check out my old build thread for that one.