I guess the UBER china thin aluminum tower by Elbox @ 212 euro resembles more the A500 or A1200's design...
Guess what... it also existed in a larger scale of quantities than Loriano's custom quality design.
I don't have to gain anything by supporting Loriano... but it's just that Loriano has spend a lot of money and time for this project and hasn't forced anyone to buy it or to support it. He's also isn't making these for big bucks. Custom stuff at minimal quantities are expensive enough. Take some examples of the X1000.
Whoever doesn't like it is ok, as it's ok for whoever likes it.