I'm not a S scale collector, but I do feel for those who were looking for highly-detailed scale-length cars to have in their train collections. When it comes to full-length passenger cars, it seems that Scott is one of the top guys to go to, on account of their not being too many properly scaled O scale passenger cars to begin with. I was initially gonna get some of MTH's passengers cars they made for commuter trains, but then I realized that they were actually shorter than what they really should be, and so I eventually decided not to get them. The cancelling of the S scale makes me even more grateful that the Amfleet cars are being produced, because just like everything else Scott makes, there is a chance it may not get produced if it isn't popular enough (but then again this is the case for most, if not all, model/toy trains in general). Trust me, if I had the money and space, I would've easily ordered one of each 5-car sets that were available. Not sure if I am wording this correctly, but I hope I am getting my point across correctly. Again, my sympathies to those who put in an order for S scale passenger cars (and the O42 O scale cars as well).
The difference between O and S is that there are several manufacturers of good looking and running 21" passenger cars serving the O gauge market. No one makes equivalent 80' passenger cars in S, it was Sunset or none. Apparently those of us in S gauge who want full 80' scale cars are not plentiful enough to fill in the order book at $300/car. Scott even offered 70' shorties as an alternative for those with 20"R track but the price was the same.
I have that set in PRR livery. I bought it about four months ago, very lucky to have found it. I purchased some full scale sleepers and diners from AM. Ron just called to tell me he was shipping them tomorrow along with the rerun of the green New Haven heavyweights.
I always liked the brown, orange and yellow of the IC.