Just as a follow-up, I took my XC717's, XT 750 hubs and wheelsmith double-butted spokes to Bicycle Outfitters. Within a week, I had a killer pair of wheels built up. They were very accomodating in regards to my whinging about past shop nightmares, and assured me everything would be done to my liking. The fact there was nary a scratch on anything shows me they took great care during the entire process. Kudos to the entire staff!