I surely agree about that. And, ethical concerns apart, I really don't like possum knit: I saw a couple of items and they had a felt-like look and feel, which I wasn't pleased with at all. Besides cashmere I would choose (geelong) lambswool and camelhair. I also like somehow shetland, but I find it too raw and too little supple. No experience with alpaca. Vicuna would be of course first choice if I would swim in gold.They wack the Possums over the head with a stick and kill them. I am not too sure I still want Possum for their warm hollow fibres.