When Fractal came out with the Ultra, threads read a lot like this one. The Mk.II Axe-FX II stays current and available new. The XL adds to the line. I seriously doubt this will be the only new product from Fractal this year. What else they come out with, I do not know. The XL caught me by surprise, I had no idea. Seems like a smart expansion of the current platform; and for those that need what it offers, here it is. I played a Standard for over a year after the Ultra was released - horses for courses.