Let me do a 180 and explain why it IS in our best interest to let the monoply builders control their own businesses.. The builders have bills to pay, employees to feed and families of their own to feed. They want the Laser game to continue so they can continue to feast of of it. They MUST keep their product good enough to maintain the customer base or their financial world will crumble. Messing with the boat must always be done carefully. 1. The boat has to continue to be marketable 2. The builder must continue to make a profit Buy our really great boat that is built with a very short serviceable racing life... Has fed lots of families for over 30 years. and the game played by the customers has been teh best one design single handed sailing game for a very long time. It is reasonable to believe in continuing with that which works. Note: I think they are screwing us royaly by failing to build the very best product they can possibly produce, but by gum they are PROFESSIONALS!!!!