Poor choice of words, by stitching I was referring to all seams and general quality of the shell. You are correct of course, all seams appear to be high-quality and there is very little actual stiching in this shell. It's everything Id expect from a genuine article.
To be clear, I'm not sponsoring this ebayer or anything, I just thought I'd share a good deal with everyone. Didn't intend for this thread to go any further. I suppose that means we're a lively bunch.
I received mine, and I'm very pleased.