Trekchick, let me break this down for you. They made the Beat and the Cheetah, nobody bought the Beat, people have bought the Cheetah. The Divas may have said that they prefer the Beat, but obviously, you are the only one that has purchased them.
Julie - I think that as long as you stay with Blossom and take good care of your dealers, you'll do fine. Also, you can take one play out of Kastle's book. You don't have to change graphics every year. That way, the dealers don't have "obsolete" product all the time. Look at Salomon's X-Scream Series - they kept it pretty much the same for it's whole life, and to my knowledge, it's the best selling ski ever.
It is a little more in depth than that. I will say, my memory of the timeline is a bit different than Julie's.
Edited by Philpug - 2/4/10 at 7:20pm