I would imagine it would mean less mucking about with drive bands, which could be nice.... now that i understand how i can change tension by flipping the bobbin and rearranging stuff it opens up so many possibilities though! almost more than i need.
Oh yes, i've gotten the top thing too My 1st spindle was really crappy and lopsided and gross. I bought this handmade one and it just happened to be smaller with a bigger shaft and it suited me so much more. It's easier on my hands, lighter, less awkward and fits in even my smallest evening bag for mid-party stress relief... i am such a weird college student. haha
a shorter crafting time is fine with me, spinning doesn't take long nor does buying/picking out fibers/extras. This could be a really cool idea. Are we then sending the yarn we spin out of the supplies back to the person who sent it to us? or just keeping it and taking lots of pictures? This could really be a fun challenge and a great way to get ideas from other people for future yarns!!! so cool!