damn boris, i wish i could cut my own system!! i do my bio but send unit to debbie for a remote cut in...for the mistake free cut and great price its a no brainer for me...i am pretty sire i would screw up quite a number of pieces on my own.
you did a great job with cutting and blending.....
i do have a suggestion for your custom if you dont mind...it looks like your sides are pretty receded or at least your temples are....for your custom i would suggest an A contour...it adds some recession without looking like richard nixon. overall IMHO it would flow into your sides better. jon posted a thread about contours you can see all the contours here
i actually need to go custom, always have. but like you i am impatient and like that i can get a stock quickly. i alter them myself. i attach an A contour tape to the front and trim the front to fit it...then i very carefully use nair to graduate the hairline again. sometimes i need to bleach the hairline because depending on the piece i might have some visible knots because i have dark hair i reduce the density of the rest of the piece using the nair method..then condition with black malva to get any red tones in the 1b out. i actaully need black but i expose my hairline and black is a bit of a problem to bleach..
disclaimer i have not ordered from john so they are not toplace pieces