I, too, have high hopes. One thing bothers me a bit -- and maybe it shouldn't. The Wilkins I acquired was a post-Elkhart model, built in '73. It's been noted frequently that the quality of Nogales Artleys are less than those produced earlier in Indiana. I'm wondering if this applies to the Wilkins model, too. My flute does have some rough edges, but they could be from ham-fisted techs or owners messing with it for the last forty years. It'll be interesting to see what Rodger does with it. I have great confidence in his craftsmanship and care.
(NOTE: My suspicions about the Arizona Artleys may have been aroused by mere parochialism. I'm originally from South Bend, y'see).