Yes I'm well aware how much they cost. People don't buy them because they are impeccably made. To put it another way, how many current modern guitar makers of traditional fan braced construction can make a guitar in that manner and gain any inkling of a reputation? I don't know any, not one. The modern trait is to make guitars that for all intents and purposes appear to be perfect on the outside and perfect on the inside. It's called competition. In terms of craftsmanship one has to try and keep up with the standard of your peers otherwise you are dead in the water. There are just too many guitar makers competing for a very limited market. Smallman is in a somewhat different position because he came out with a radical new design and the concert guitar player market took to it. His doesn't have to be anywhere near perfect, certainly not internally.
BTW. If we go back to the 17th, 18 th and 19 th centuries the vast majority of guitars (if any) did not have a high level of refinement internally. Torres internal construction doesn't quite measure up to the vast majority of professional guitar makers making today. Not that makers of the past were not capable of it, just that they had a living to make and that level of refinement just wasn't considered necessary. It wasn't considered important. Today things are a little different, certainly for the maker of traditional instruments.