Acceptable Quality?

Below is a photo I took of an acrylic vitrine during one of my many site visits. It is only one of several examples. I have been visiting sites critiquing the exhibits that I know our competitors have designed and built. My mission is to evaluate their work and compare it to ours.

Part of our core values as a company is constant improvement. We need to compare our work to the competition and see how our quality measures up to theirs. I find it interesting that some of our competitors find this to be acceptable quality. I find it even more puzzling that their clients accept it. Just for the record this is not acceptable by our internal quality standards and would not have been accepted for installation.

Can you see how the seams or welds all have bubbles in them making the edge look cloudy?

Here is one of ours. No bubbles and a nice clean and clear edge.
Let me know what you think? Are we being too picky or do you like the fact that there is a company out there keeping their eye on the details?