As I noted in the 2021 V2 discussion there really is nothing "revolutionary" about Lionel acquiring some MTH tooling. All that will happen is items that have already been produced will come in a different color box with different electronics inside, nothing more, nothing less. If you are a hobbyist like me who has no brand/control system loyalty and just buys models of the prototypes you like, regardless of manufacture/control system, then it's the same stuff I could buy before. Nothing new to see here.
What would be revolutionary is Lionel ditching TMCC/Legacy/Lionchief and adopting the model railroading standard of DCC, or even creating a new control system. A locomotive with a different board, put inside a different color box, is not that.
Lionel announcing it is ditching Legacy and TMCC for DCS, wouldn’t be revolutionary, it would be business suicide. This announcement was big enough that OGR made it know that a significant announcement was coming.