Edfmaniac, I'm not convinced that you are at all qualified to tell me I have taken out entirely too much material.
For your own project, you stated you were sending your cylinder head "off for port polish and valve job to a guy who comes highly recommended on the Raptor forums" also "and who will do the whole job for $350 plus any valves or other parts that need to be replaced"
Clearly you didn't feel confident enough to port your own head but evidently feel qualified to make criticisms of the work I have carried out on mine.
When encouraged by another member on this forum to have a go at your porting your own head you replied "I'm not going to spend the amount of money that's going into this project and guess about the porting"
Again this implies a lack of knowledge and/ or experience and any porting work you may perform would be guessing.
Further, you write above, "From the little I've read about porting, ......................................... you took out entirely to much material unless you are trying to build a drag race engine"
This implies to me that you've never even ported one cylinder head, just read a little about porting.
A few words about forums in general. There are many hundreds of people who carry out all their own work showing others what they have done and why. There are many more indeed who see fit to criticize that work, whilst not actually doing their own. The former spend a lot of time, thought and effort, mostly for their own satisfaction to do that work and then post it up for others. The latter spend next to no time, and with apparently little thought, to belittle the work in the post. I certainly know which type of post that I'd rather read.
I have been porting 4 stroke cylinder heads for 32 years both for myself and friends. I have never taken a fee.
A member above asked me to make a manifold for him after seeing the one I made for myself, another suggested I could make some $ if I supplied the single carb manifold. I politely declined.
You then asked "How much would people be willing to pay for a nice single carb manifold? I might be interested in making some if the price is right."
If your motivation is profit for yourself, then please go right ahead. Perhaps you could start a new thread. If you need to belittle my work to achieve this, I'd prefer you didn't.
Many of the assertions you have made above are just plain incorrect.
I stand by the work I have done and have enjoyed doing. The final arbiter of my work is the dynamometer. This will be the same one, to compare the rear wheel output of my bike before, and then after the modifications I will carry out.