They are changing the runic sewing kits to make higher max intensities. That sounds good. But with the new stats, a spined kit with 45 uses can beat a barbed kit in terms of number of good pieces per kit. Unless... The range of intensities that you get might not be linear. Even if a kit gives intensities 40 to 100, it might give the low numbers almost all of the time. Please watch the intensities on the spined kit made items when you get a chance to try them on test center, and post the results back to this forum. Thanks.