And, in turn, I disagree w/ you, and MTH, if it was a part of their business plan. The Z4000 is the pride of the fleet amongst MTH's, and, possibly all, currently produced hobby transformers. The Remote Commander can be integral to conventional running, and there are, I'm sure, a significant minority of O Gaugers who'll never use command control, but who will upgrade to a Z4000, and the wireless remote if it were still available.
Well I agree with the above statement. What I disagreed on was this statement:
Maybe not enough people understood what it was and how handy it is when they first came out, and were a poor seller.
while this is true:
of course you guys already know this, but you can set the dcs system to run in conventional on variable tracks 1 and 2. the dcs handheld will act/respond just like the z-4000 handheld.
the issue is to set up DCS with that PITA star wiring and signal strength bulbs! you Don't have this issue with the remote commander which uses any type of wiring, including block style wiring. A real K.I.S. product!
BTW I have TWO remote commanders and don't have intentions of DCS now.