Look into the motivation for the Prototype Pattern in the GOF book, or even better in the discussion of this pattern in the 'Design Pattern Smalltalk Companion' book.
I imagine many of us (including yours truly :-) don't recall that in enough detail and/or don't have the book handy to look it up, so would you please do us a favor and explain this in a bit more detail?
This is a valid request, but please wait for my larger example. I'm referring to this because I have not been good at explaining the things I want...
All in all:
I'm not really ready to start the fight _now_, I was just looking for some help...
PS: I find it strange that everyone so far seems to be against it.