Anthony: I feel the need to set things straight. I have not, nor do I intend to, suggested in any way whatever that Rody is not a good builder. The worst I said was that they weren't to my taste, and this wasn't even a key point in the discussion.
No, you should stand by what you said - the worst you said was "pretty spectacularly unattractive", which I take to be criticism of Rody's abilities to design and build.
FWIW, he generally builds in Columbus Zona as his base tubeset, and one of the characteristics of modern Columbus steel tubesets is very fat but thin-gauge downtubes, which I personally find unattractive, both visually and dynamically. But then if I could afford to commission a frame off Rody, he would build it perfectly happily with a slim down tube. Just one example of why with such an accommodating designer as him, you mustn't judge by any one bike - what you're seeing is what the buyer specified. And, although I accept that he has some good rivals, for anyone who wants a paint job like that, he is one of the best in the business at it.