I hear you. There are no "sabersmiths" up here, at least until I start building some sabers anyway. Stillwater is about the size of Bryan/College station and about as busy, so there are a few Star wars fans, and I know a lot of Sci fi fans and more than a few gamers, but none of them own a lightsaber, maybe its the $120.00 price tag that scares them off. I bought mine at the local Hasting's (the only place in town that sells MR lightsabers), had been saving up for it for a while, and it is by far the coolest thing that I have ever owned. I'm even trying to start a local dueling society for other lightsaber enthusiasts, but I will probably have to buy some spare lightsabers to start, just to get these people hooked. Heck, I want more lightsabers anyway. What i am really striving for is to convince the others here in the forum to attend a convention that would allow all of us to actually meet and share lightsaber technology and advice.