If the end of the coal line is imminent, that sure does not mean that PLENTY of quality equipment is available! Harman is only ONE company, and not the do-all, end-all of the coal products.
Marketing......grrrrrrrrrrrr!. All that glitters isn't necessarily GOLD! When Dean was at the helm.....sure. Now, not so much. If you just love paying an extra 40%, then by all means, step up, chow down, get fatter, dumber and happier.
Service will keep the customers, not flashy stores. PS: I have worked on many Harman's and find them well built, but pricey. Parts are expensive and slow to arrive.
In today's " RIGHT F*****G Now" mentality perhaps folks should look before they leap. The old timers were on to something way back when........
The last VF 3000 is saw was priced at $6870.00 and that was two years ago. OUCH!!!!