Dec 14, 2012^ (so, you don't know)
The parts you saw on Ebay were actually from a 2008. I built a motor for a customer with a 2008 STI and we sold his old parts including injectors and downpipe. He had full control over the auction listing and got credited on his bill. This is to say they weren't yours. Regardless you left your old parts at our shop with no indication of picking them up until months later. I told you I was looking for them and that I thought they were still around.
'but I am not saying that DSG does not know what they are doing. I'm simply saying that as of late, the work has not been the best - that is all."
Fair enough! but that's not what you wrote (not "said"). You literally wrote we don't know what we're doing, and that when confronted by a person who does, we are intimidated. These two statements are quite different. Especially in light of my freely admitting that I didn't do my best work on your bracket-adding and windage tray (when adding the killer B pan)
Your assumption that paying me for one job means that you can ask about jobs other shops/individuals got paid to do is incorrect and I suggest that going forward, unless you plan on really becoming an expert on this that you augment your communication style and frequency if you hope to have any professional help going forward.