When you order from a "thriving business" like GLA, you know what to expect, you get quick shipments, and you get a good product, but you may want to pay less for an equivalent product. That, in my opinion, is the advantage of hobbyist "businesses" where one person makes stuff to sell as they are ordered. The disadvantage is that there will be a longer delay in shipping (small or no stock on the shelf), and you will be subject to that one person's life events, like sickness, vacations, moving, etc. But, you also get the advantage of ease of customizing what you buy, since it will probably be made after you order it. I try to keep these thoughts in mind when I choose where to buy something.