Part of the reasons Versalab look-alikes on the market are largely due to Versalab's own doing. The Versalab is a great concept but could've been executed better (for example the generous tolerance). Despite many feedback and documentations, Versalab still felt that the design is more than good enough and there is no room for improvement as evident by their last post. The price has also crept up over the years (understandable), but I hope they realize there are now some really compelling alternatives at that price range, with better value for money. Titus & the Hedone grinder probably wouldn't have existed if what they offered can be found on the Versalab. This shows that in a free/competitive market, if you're not constantly innovating, the others will do it for you. Even Mazzer is trying to innovate with new grinders (Kold, ZM etc). This is not to knock on Versalab (it's a great grinder concept, but with quirks in execution), but a pledge hoping they would at least consider being more competitive/innovative..