Re: Well it is handmade...
Amen to the OP.
Had the same issue with my KM. Ultimately if we, the community, do not stop buying them, they will continue to produce crap. I do not care if it smokes like an old wood burning steam train. If it looks like it went through a batting practice before you got it, what is the point?
Can I ignore the flaws? Sure
Does it smoke great? Positively
Do I get annoyed every time I look at my massive dents in the side? Most definitely!