Great. Diminishing my right to ask questions and express opinions on an internet forum because I haven't 'paid my dues'. What an unfortunately hostile attitude.
What's the point in a place like this if members can't express even slightly controversial views?
I don't see anybody diminishing your right to express opinions, but you are on pretty weak ground, so you can hardly expect anybody much to agree with you.
You don't seem to be in a position to substantiate with any facts your view that Rody isn't a very good builder, hardly surprisingly. He is by any standards a leading and successful frame builder, but I would guess that over 99% of his business comes from people in the US who have never heard of Retrobike and may not even like the retro thing - he doesn't build retro bikes. It's true that he posts on here (not often though) and on mtbr and that he probably gains from doing so, but so do we, as he is very knowledgeable. And the contrast with other framebuilders who post into mtbr is very noticeable - aggressive and intolerant are two words you would never use about Rhodes Walter, but they are two very good reasons not to do business with some of those guys.
As for Klein, what is your point? The prices are what they are, it has nothing to do with Retrobike whatsoever. Klein prices were high before Retrobike started. There isn't a particularly strong level of support for Klein on here, nor are any of the bikes that have fetched extremely high prices owned by people on here as far as I am aware. Retrobike tends to be populated by people who rebuild bikes, not people who cherish bikes that were perfectly original when acquired. See Jonrock's excellent respray feature on his Klein, which is a good example of Retrobike.