He's not singling out the brand, just the newer models. All of the older model Shimano cranksets do fit fine. So do the Campy ones (old and new), and SRAM, as far as I know. I agree that the fit of the newest 4-arm sets from Shimano is terrible.I just did some quick google image searches for other brands of cranksets, and I don't notice that the spiders on ANY of them fit with flawless perfection. Why are you singling out Shimano here?