edit: just noticed Geetee had already observed quite how insanely expensive Baums are. Mental. One day. Maybe.
Far be it for me to point out the Antipodean origin of Baum frames, but in a world so steeped in Heritage and Tradition as road cycling, surely any Road Bike Frame truly worthy of real lust needs to be able to carry a Green, White and Red flag proudly on its paintwork somewhere?
Don't get me wrong, those Baum's look incredible, but if I was parting with that much cash for a frame, I'd positively demand it was handmade by a man that can't speak a word of English but can still convey his entire life story (and how he learned his skills off his father, and his father before him) purely by gestures and shrugs of the shoulder. He should eat Pasta at least twice a day, own a Coffee Machine worth more than the Bike Frames he sells, and drive everywhere as if he was late for his own funeral and then arrive at his destination and be in no hurry to do anything at all. He should absolutely, positively, definitely quote a lead time of 3 months to create the frame, but then take 18 to make it, and though it will undoubtedly be a thing of beauty, it should most definitely be heavier, flexier and ultimately not perform as well as a mass produced Taiwanese frame costing exactly 1/5th as much. It will also be dressed in full (mechanical thank you) Campagnolo Super Record, come riding on tubs (not cos they're faster, but because they're less practical, this is the important bit here!) and have a Standard Chainset fitted with a straight through cassette.
Unless all of that is true, then it will truly never be accepted by the real cognoscenti of the Road World!
For the rest of us though, anything costing roughly £2-3k for a complete off the shelf, Taiwanese made, full build will be lighter, faster and probably more comfortable. But this isn't what matters when you want to make a real statement!