Pressed steel droputs are a bit of a pain with QR's as they are sometimes not thick enough, Vertical Dropouts are not very helpful with a fixed, tricky to use a portacatena without the correct dropouts, titanium campag dropouts are worth a fortune........ and good dropouts are the sign of a quality frame.
Well this is good, it starts to address some issues. However...
Ok, i see the problem with pressed steel not being thick enough, and perhaps being weaker.
And vertical droputs, yup get that, but that is more about geometry than quality. The portacatena? surely niche.
So, why would titanium campag dropouts be so desirable? other than bling? They don't strike me as being a key component where there can be a great range of quality or demand. Sure, Ti is expensive, so any Ti part is valuable, but surely there is little to be gained with a Ti dropout.
Good dropouts as a sign of a quality frame, what is a good droput as compare to a mediocre dropout?
Sorry, I may be being slow