The clear message here, there's demand waiting to be satiated. Nature abhors a vacuum almost as much as cats do, maybe someone new will pop up, but then its about who to trust and how do they establish at the highest levels without working up to it visibly.
Honestly I would love to restore pins and would love the work. However I know for sure I would HATE working for people and managing expectations and patience of all parties involved. Too much hassle for the reward. I think those who are successful, have built up (and rightfully so) the reputation to be demanding and blunt in a way that is impossible to create without a body of work. Almost a Catch 22.