Eugene - that makes no sense. Why would I want to keep a piece of gear that just doesn't quite fit into my gear system? I overnighted in the TS once, at 8000 ft with freezing rain and slush that fell from the sky. We stayed warm and dry but my girlfriend found that the setup was a little finicky for her patience. If someone else can use it, great.
As for supporting Ron Bell, I've purchased several products from MLD including two 2008 superlight bivies, the TS, and an Exodus pack. All are great quality and I love fact that they are made to order in North America. What company do you think I'm going to buy my replacement for the TS from?? I'll give you a hint... it rhymes with MLD.
That reminds me - I haven't used my superlight bivy in two years, because I'm 6'3 and it doesn't fit. Any takers??