the box, though turned down by a lot of people (which I can understand,
when hearing 'some' terribly tuned machines played by disruptive people,
which is not the standard these days, and you will find disruptive people
with any instrument), does not deserve to be put down any more. It has
developed to an instrument well worth of being discussed on a list like this:
tuning, usability and suitability in sessions and groups, fingerings,
history, great/bad players, etc.......
If this would stop, one would have to stop talking about any instrument!
(fluter and boxer himself)