Thank you very much for posting your views about this. Your post is quite helpful as an illustration of precisely the attitude of Gijs van Leeuwen at WoodwindDesign.OK, buddy, you've posted in basically every damn thread on this forum about your scratched stand. Time to untwist those panties, take a tablet, and relax a bit. Frankly from what I've seen of you, I'd probably be rude to you too.
Also, if you are a fan of gouged wooden products, I'd be pleased to sell you my stand at my €80 cost.