Yeah, well, that whole diskussion took a weird turn there.
Could we please get back to the topic at hand, i.e. R7?
I don't really see the relevance in discussing how much of SP's legend design was used as 'inspiration' by Max Keys (and the discussion about Chinese culture and copying is turning into something kind of distasteful, to be honest). What's relevant to us is their capacity to make something of at least SP quality, what moulds they have, and of course prices and MOQs. Other options, such as XDA profile, are of course also interesting – at least to some of us, but they might not be what 7bit is after. I for one would be all over an XDA set using R7's colorway and symbolic legends.
If it's SA profile or nothing, the only options would seem to be Max Keys (or sending SP a big box of chocolates, melting their hearts and winning back their trust). The Key Clack GB for Max Keys sets have them at $75 for a standard set, which sounds really cheap. Perhaps it would be possible to do a trial run of a simple 108 key ANSI set and some novelties, using the most popular R7 colors? It would probably generate quite some interest, and also serve as a good way to assess what quality Max Keys can achieve and how easy they are to deal with.