From the introduction of Chocolates & Confections, by Peter Greweling:
Artisan confections will never replace mass-produced candies in the marketplace, nor should they; instead, they will remain a niche market for those who are passionate about freshness, quality, and flavor. It is my hope that this book will fuel the artisan confectionery revolution by helping people who share this passion to understand and create confections that truly provide a feast for all the senses: the sight of perfectly tempered chocolate or beautifully striped handmade hard candies; the scent of chocolate, freshly roasted nuts, and caramel; the feel of chocolate melting in the mouth; the sound of crisp toffee cracking; and, of course, the taste of freshly made confections made with the best-quality natural ingredients.
Sounds great to me! Where do I sign up?