If it had not been for John (bassrecord) asking the question, I would never have thought about it in the first place.
That's what's great about this site.
Even on lure's I've made that are unique, they are all inspired or assisted by something I've seen, either in a store-bought bait, or here on TU.
It is safe to say that, without this site, I would never have gotten hooked on lure making.
I'm pretty sure that it's been a good thing.....