I know your frustrations oh so well...we are so blessed to have designs from Cute sites that stitch beautifully time after time...if only some of the "other" member sites cared more about the quality of the designs they sell...it would be so much better. Unfortunately, you can't tell the quality of the design until AFTER you purchase it...buggars!!
Kudos to you for giving Miss V a wonderful testimony. And you have touched on why so many of us in the know are so particular where we get our designs and why we collect so few free designs. Quality always wins out for me.