I realized today that I hadn't added to this post. Time to give credit where credit is due!
I purchased/received this bumper around April of 2015 for $675 picked up.
Note: He added a top plate to the bumper to hide an opening (my request) as well as added "T's" to each side of the bumper where a Hi-lift can slide in cleanly to give front jack points. Love this thing.
Disclaimer before I say this: Everyone has their own opinion of what looks good. EVERYONE.
For me, I've seen some of his past bumpers with the full hoops and they looked...strange. Either the bars were to thin or I didn't like the angle. We talked a bit, specified, and I got it JUST like I wanted and couldn't be happier. That's kind of the beauty of these bumpers...no one bumper is the same (unless you want it standard).
The T's are awesome. I figured if I was going to have front armor, I should be able to use a hi-lift on it. No additional charge.
Question - Has anyone ever talked to James about making a front skid that connects to the bumper? Much like how Shrocks does theirs? I'm not in the market for one right now, but I eventually will be and this seems like a great addition/idea.