Just had 410sq ft of new WO flooring laid in the new kitchen. First coat of finish goes on today. Giving a careful look I find about 25 boards with any qtr sawn pattern and I know what I am looking at. Most of those are shorties. The fellow who laid the floor did an excellent job. There isn't much to be done at this point, but I am going to have the vendor out to discuss what I would call the mis-representation of the product. I would think that buying a combination like this that you should be able to expect at least a 25% mix one pattern to another. I won't persue this beyond the conversation, but if I don't have my say it will aggravate me every time I walk on it. This is a cautionary tale to make sure you ask more detailed questions than I did. I do expect the floor to look great.