I'm not a very active forum poster on any site. I tend to be a lurker on many communities, mostly because I enjoy watching conversations, but seldom feel that I have anything of value to contribute. Occasionally I do (Jazz nyan cat) and I toss my hat out there. I think this may be one of those times.
Woot is a company in a country and society driven by capitalism. Capitalism, by nature is there to make more money. This is nothing new, as companies do it all the time. Sometimes when they do it, quality of the product may go down, yes, but a lot of people are blasting the new blanks before even getting to try them, or some people are going off of older, possibly different ones. Honestly people, you can't know what the quality is going to be like until you have one in your hands. I'm reserving any judgement until there's a shirt I want enough to buy that has been printed on the new stock, and not before then. As for the AA tees, it might be time for them to go. My Run Away has 3 holes I noticed in the back and I've only worn it 3 times, and none of those times was I doing anything where it could have caused then to show up, unless somehow my desk chair is punching holes in my shirts now. Maybe this was a change away from AA because Woot has noticed that the quality of product they were getting from the company was lower than what they wanted to give us.
For those outcrying about the Made in America aspect, to be honest I never paid much attention to where the shirts, nor much else I buy is made from. There are imports and exports to almost every developed country. With a global economy it's hard to just pick and choose. Plus, with the fact that Woot is now owned by Amazon, a much larger, global company. I understand the wanting to support shirt.woot because they print on AA, which is made in America, but when the profits go to a global corporation, the profits don't always stay in the country anyways. If you really wanted to keep the money in America, you'd be buying solely from small business in your community. I'm sorry, but for many of you, the argument of boycotting because of American made no more holds little water to me.