Since I have done a lot of work in the prototyping/design field, I wanted to ask this question here. Why do I consistently see people designing stuff and having it printed over at Shapeways for mass purchase? Don't get me wrong, I get the ability to rapid prototype your design. However, with that said, my point is that these finished 3D printed parts are protoypes, and your finished product should be generated from that in different material. By selling it in the Shapeways store your letting unfinished little sugar cube textured bits and bobs of your creation into anyone's hands. In my experience we never used prototypes in this manner, they were always polished, copies made, painted etc...before they got into clients hand. Just seems to me that Shapeways becomes a very expensive and uncontrollable method of handling your designs. Also, once in the Shapeways store, you have no control over it, what if someone else purchases it and re-pops it? Could be not long before places like ebay and ioffer are filled with your creations. Just kind of thinking out loud here, not trying to troll or anything of the sort, just some honest discussion. So what are your thoughts?