Well, it's actually an economic issue as far as the manufacturer's are concerned. They want to throw the issue of the remote over the wall and not have to deal with it. I don't think they give a hoot what the consumer wants as long as they just grumble and keep buying their products. Somehow they manage to keep creating all sorts of complicated locomotives and accessories, yet the prospect of creating a fairly simple remote somehow upsets the apple cart! I'm not buying it!