So op. You're going to miss out, and be bummed over a radio you desire SOOO BAD, over a poorly (read super fast built) pre-release model's photo?
I'm not sure if you're being a complete idiot and complaining over nothing. Or a complete idiot looking for a soap box to stand on. Jebus forbid, you go and actually look, touch, play with the knobs, on something you want to plunk down some hard earned change over. Then just go off of a photo.
THIS folks, is why we SHOULD support our brick and mortar stores.
"[I]Keep the Amateur in Amateur Radio. Keep the professionals and Part 90 out[/I]." Ed Brooks, W5HTW (SK)
[B][SIZE=3]If you can't make fun of yourself, go sit in the truck :cool: - W5WPL[/SIZE][/B]