This was a really interesting read. :)
At the end of the day, Wave has one of the most visible portfolios in the RSPS community, if not the most. The work he provided was the same quality I would have expected just looking at his prior designs. It is on the client before agreeing to a lump sum to understand the work that designer puts out - it's better that way for the client, as well as the designer, to not make it a guessing game or be sent into uncharted islands to create a result.
I love visiting the site once every 6 months or so just to read a good thread like this.
Party on fellas.
What an interesting turn of events, haha.
Your work is solid, great job. NR definitely messed up by not taking your logo. I am already sick of seeing the same cartoony logo with the gem on top.