Exactly! Disaster? Just another case of damned if you do. And any of the odd models that came out obviously don't become a standard line. But even with limited sales for even just a year or so doesn't necessarily make it a disaster. Do you know if Fender lost money on it? You must think you do calling it a disaster. With this particular model, are you wondering "what were they thinking"? If so, that is your ignorance, not Fenders. I think it is pretty obvious myself what they were thinking, like it or agree with it or not. Just because a model is not popular does not make it a disaster. But that's the extremist attitude that prevails now a days.