Ah, don't be too hard on yourself. I didn't realize you did the exhaust in that order. I wouldn't call you stupid but I would poke a little fun or at least offer a little banter, it's only fair Of all things on a bike, the sound of an exhaust is very subjective. My Akra on my GSA sounds sublime to me. Just a little bit more than stock, but not obnoxious. My Harley sounds like a mean mustang with just Reinhart slip-ons but if I ease on the throttle I can stroll through neighborhoods or back-country roads with livestock and not sound like I'm compensating for a small ... ahem. I like a little gumble but not too much. I would NEVER put an aftermarket exhaust on my KTM 500. She spends 80% of her life in 2nd gear grunting up hills. Honestly what is the point on a dirt/enduro bike? They're already pretty loud and grunty and I say impress with skill not pipes. What drives me batshit are these guys that do aftermarket and don't put in a spark arrester...deplorable. Usually my beef with stock exhaust is less with sound and more with weight.