The problem is that flooding the market results in a ton of tooling cost (and sometimes confusion on what to buy). They have realized for example if they come up with one Acer iron for example, instead of 3 like usual (Pro, HT, Standard) that they will still get 80-85% of the sales they normally would and save a lot of costs and inventory problems. I can understand that direction. To be honest it's easier for us too.
Yes, we will be carrying that SL set as a lower priced assembled option vs Pinhawks. I'm assuming they are assembled in China.
I agree with Chad though on the V18, that has lead balloon written all over it at a $400 price point.