Given the crusaders and jihadists see ultimate glory in death... I am hoping you envision a better "end" for consumer...
No doubt. People think the manufacturers have all the power, but they don't. They respond to market forces. Product evolution isn't nearly as rapid as we would like it to be, but it sure works well - and the consumer is the "selection" force in the natural selection equation. Compare the kites we have today even with 2001 kites. Even if you ride traditional (i.e. obsolete) kites as I do, they're pretty darn good. Light feel, fast turning, big range. I guess we shouldn't really talk about an "end" in any case. Like evolution, product improvements won't end. Nor will manufacturing and distribution efficiency improvements.
in any case... I prefer to win in the "beginning" too... why suffer for "their god"... $1500 is a bloody expensive cross to bear
Well you can't have everything, but you have lots of choices. If you NEED the new kites every year you're going to be the kite dummy. Then I'll buy the good ones used from you next year. Don't get me wrong - the kite dummy (or early adopter) is a very important part of the equation. It all falls apart if everyone buys them used a year later.