Why do they even bother to announce stuff like this when no one who reads these articles could afford one or will ever be likely to get their hands on one. It's just showing off. And all it is is a different color. Like that limited edition bathroom fixture that Moog is making. It's ugly. So what? Really, is there any point to this black Snow besides just drawing attention to hardware synths that fewer and fewer people are buying? That's it, though, isn't it? Desperation. The cold, clammy sweat of fear. The future is data. If you need something physically, you can build it in the 3D printer and then just chuck it in the recycler when you're done. It'll be the Diamond Age, and no need for manufacturers.