I'm a fixer, not a builder. I work for 2 music stores in the area... and I'd like to compare what types of repairs you most often see, particularly since the economy has tanked.
The number of refrets and neck resets, lately, has dropped considerably. Most of my work these days consists of loose or pulling bridges, set-ups and the inevitable "whoops, I dropped it and made a boo-boo".
On one hand, I would have expected an increase in repair work since buying a new guitar is getting stiffer, but that hasn't actually been my experience, other than an increase in fret-dressings along with the decrease in complete refrets.
What shifts have you seen lately? What constitutes the majority of the jobs that arrive at your bench? ... just curious.