If you dont like it, dont buy it. Sailing is an expensive sport, thats life. The laser up untill a very short while ago was using equipment you were more likely to find on a viking ship than a racing dinghy! The fact of the matter is almost everything needed to be updated and its LONG over due. I only race at a local club level and things like this wont benifit me, but if Im still glad to see these things coming out. Take a look at the windsurfing scene, both Bic one design (first windsurfer) and the laser came out roughly the same time. Look at the technolocial advances in windsurfing in the last 30 years, its been made easier and more accessable. Its about time the laser class started doing the same!!