No that's exactly what I mean, this is insane. I'm also getting the impression that you wanted something to look different from most others and so you bought a helmet and didn't care much personally for the quality or personal feel of it otherwise you would have used better judgement or standards and not have bought it. I didn't buy the helmets when the game launched because I think they can be much better. I still haven't bought any masks (other than the one-time cheezy skull mask this past week simply for the fun cheezy factor and to burn some extra member SC ^.^ ) because I still think the NC masks can be better and there are none that have stood out to me as cool or that I like. Really that TR gas mask one I thought was interesting but I'm not TR. This is a free to play game after all, where the developers continuously generate new content so one is bound to show up if I wait long enough, and it's not critical that I have one. And yes, when I was 17 I was going to buy an iPod touch and I saved up enough money to buy it, but I saw that I was not satisfied with what the 2nd generation model had to offer so I waited a few months and then the 3rd generation was released. I was still disappointed that it didn't have a camera in it. And yes they obviously had the technology to do so since it was in the iPhone, but I'm not all up in arms conspiracy theories with Apple holding out to generate more sales, I just slated the camera to a smartphone upgrade someday in the future and bought the ipod because I needed a media player that year. But the analogy to apple products kinda falls apart since this is a video game that has content which can be replaced and modified easily and this game company is willing to go pretty far to improve the player experience. Look at the test server and the totally redesigned base layouts on Indar. In fact, based on player feedback they have already redesigned the Indar continent dozens of times from beta and post-launch, and that doesn't directly generate sales but takes considerable amounts of time to implement. The original base designs sucked. I mean, the tech plants alone at launch were pretty horrible. If you really think that the first batch of helmets wasn't as good a quality as the new ones that were released then offer suggestions on how to improve the existing product. They may implement those changes and fix up the aesthetics to be better looking (which could lead to more people buying them too). But what you are suggesting is still just nuts.