When I first visited New Babbage in 2007, I was stunned. The average quality of builds was (to my eye at the time) excellent. Kandace’s lighthouse and Doc’s island were still there, the Vernian was still relatively new – all were mindblowing. Over the years I’ve been reasonably pleased that our average build quality was still excellent, but I was wandering a bit through town this week, and I couldn’t help but feel that Babbage isn’t blowing my mind like it did back then.
I’ve noticed that my standards for what constitutes a good build have changed significantly in the intervening years. Builds of my own that I was proud of a year or two ago now make me cringe. Are my standards high or is our average quality in decline? Or is our build quality still good?
(Addendum) After chatting with Victor about mesh, I’m more worried than ever that we may be falling behind. The Babbage build community is going to have to climb the mesh learning curve pretty quickly if we want to stay ahead. Am I wrong?