My attention...even prior to the July 15 announcement...has shifted to the secondary market for past gems. Which are, IMHO, becoming even more gem-like every day.
Folks like Pat (Harmonyards) have convinced me that recycling older, well-built/detailed 'bones' is more appealing...financially, as well as technically/aesthetically...than pining for a catalog announcement that increases the heart rate...from desire () OR sticker shock ()!!!
Speaking of the heart...folks like Pat, Alex, Gunrunner, et al, are, IMHO, our hobby's renowned 'cardiologists'. I'm not sure that the lingering hoopla over TMCC vs. DCS will ever be resolved to everyone's satisfaction. But, should my favorite vision...Battery Power with DCC...ever gain enough traction to be in their surgical repertoire, I'll have the beautiful, affordable 'bones' for their surgical skills.
And, meanwhile, the conventional performance suffices for my enjoyment.
TEHO, though. Enjoy the catalog.