Wow, I opened a can of worms! Guess I wasn't aware that "maker" had acquired this negative sense. When I quoted it I was thinking in terms more like the way Visor and AzBruin are using it. A sense that it had a decade or more ago when it first appeared on my radar. Like a DIYer, but more of an inventive, resourceful, junkyard engineering, tinkering sort. Oops, now "tinkering" is probably a semantic landmine. But I thought this was a sensibility that was coming back around, as things do every couple of generations. Pendulum swings.