Tanker 944 (747-400) was only able to get interim approvals to fly for the US Forest Service. They were unable to correct some drop, coverage, and trailing issues. There was also an issue that was preventing it from completely fully emptying the retardant which is a requirement.
It's the Good, Better, Best pricing strategy. It's a pricing strategy based on consumer behavior.
I got a RecTeq RT-590 last July for my birthday from my wife. (after I put it in the online cart for her). It's great. I love my Weber kettle but have not used it since.
In a year, only one time would I have liked more space, so the smaller size is good with me.
Personally, I would not...
I've never even sat in an SXS. My son's in-laws have a Polaris that they love but have had to put in a bunch of 'upgrades' to make it good. I watched a few of the design presentations and put down my deposit for an RG El Jefe.
If the parts are there, I bet they can make 40 per day as Hisun is...