I've noticed a lot of people putting up custom toys based on other designs (Speakerdog, Nanibird, Calling All Cars, etc...), and I wondered how the people who created the toys orginally feel about this? Should we 'sit tight' on a design until it's officially released? Can we hold in our pride on 'a job well done'?
Many of us are lucky to be invited to collaborate with other designers, which is what makes a scene truly great. It's a wonderful feeling when you see others inspired by your art and ideas, and an even more wonderful feeling when you're invited by your peers to join in.
I think this may be a big can of worms to open up, but it would be great to see what our community thinks and feels about it...