I haven't read any of this nonsense. But my I have two thoughts, and I don't see how they can be refuted. 1. The carvings are great- they are very realistic. 2. They ride too low on the water. I don't hunt sea ducks, but common water fowling knowledge is that in big open water you want a decoy that is higher riding and visible. Needless to say, they'll kill a lot of birds.