No, that was just a comment about the spool change (see FrankB2's original comment on Abel spool changes).
I got my Featherweight from HarrisSportsmail (a recommendation from Bulldog on the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum). Product arrived intact and fully functional. Cost with shipping was $181.00. As I said, the fit/look on the 6'6" midge rod is outstanding. I'm seriously considering ordering a Bougle model for 5 wt. from Harris.