That seems more likely than cost reductions. I was doing some napkin math on the cost and margins for an engine like this, and I would bet they could source the switch for < .50, which at the volumes they do, doesn't seem like it would save very much money versus the anger generated by the handful of people like me, who end up bricking their new engine. Overall, pry savings < 10k for the entire line that would use those switches. I would love to know why exactly. Everything is there *except* the switch itself, so they didn't really design it out, they just removed it.