I am not saying it should pander to such a crowd. I'm on your team as I want this thing to be awesome just like most posters here but I've accepted the terms Toyota has taken to get to this stage and I'm coming to terms with understanding the specs & price. The most realistic explanation is that they are indeed pandering to that particular crowd. Think most of us here are closer to the "hardcore" enthusiast bracket so it is only natural we're going to feel left out but like I said, I'm sure there will be plenty of hardcore enthusiasts with a lot of money and time to burn who will strip them right away and slap in a stick and so Toyota will look at this as a win. exactly, so the hardcore enthusiasts out there will turn it into what they want either way..