I am familiar with the way mother Mo thinks. I worked in a Motorola shop. I still have Motorola gear in two of my own vehicles. The Yaesu 7900r was one of the easiest installs of my life. Perfect from a ease of use, ease of install perspective. For the company to say it is always a debate on the microphone being connected to the control head or separate from the control head I would think that’s not necessarily true. It would seem to me the numbers who would want it not connected to control head would be very small. Really not a debate in the ham world. I think it it is more about an engineering perspective or a cost saving perspective for the manufacture. But then I am not going to change the way young engineers who have done little to no installing are thinking these days. (It is what it is) But I am very glad to see a simple analog dual band mobile radio coming back into the lineup.