GWS has raised prices on airplanes and motors this year in case you missed it.
Combo kits are indeed better values.
There is no going back to before...
Many old GWS supporters are buying factory direct brands from Asia.
It is not just a matter of which product is better, the perceived value is what makes a difference. For consumers, it is something that works 'good' enough at a 'good' price. For sellers, it is something that generates good profit and turns over fast. And the RTF airplanes are what most consumers/sellers want, just ask any LHS now days. One owner posted that 10 RTFs are sold for every one GWS kit... post#15
I applaud GWS for bucking the market trend, but current market will not treat a maverick so kindly.