It is true that some of us are giving exposure to a very small and not very well known designer/producer who has provided amazing results at a good price. By now, though, it is the newer users, including former sceptics, who are providing the favorable descriptions.
That being said, I have no dog in this fight regarding chips. I agree with the OP (I think) that this whole chip thing is way overblown and the selection of the chip, whether conventional Sigma-Delta or R2R (whether chip or discrete) or FPGA (which is just a chip after all) makes very little difference. That's been shown in our thread and others, and in other places. If we keep our eyes open we'll find great DACs made with all of these. Because in the main, great DACs are made with great power supplies, great clocking devices and great analog stages.