I'm surprised you bring this issue up now. We've been making 'specials' for over twenty years. We intend to do so providing, as I've said, it ticks the boxes. If it makes users happy to offer different veneers then we'll do it. I see no problem with that what so ever. As you'll know very well from reading my posts, my position on cables, amps, stands, bi-wire links and so on is not hidden, it's out in the open in black and white. But have I inhibited people investing huge sums in those products? No. What I say is of absolutely no commercial impact whatsoever to the industry. If you want to believe in those products and what they can do for you - go ahead. My only request is that you do it privately, and moderate your enthusiasm so that others don't feel compelled to spend-out their hard earned cash chasing someone elses dream!
That's really all I want to say about this.