Turandot: You have a point there. Who am I, through my reticence, to stand in the way of what might possibly be a growing worldwide market out there for a sort of Simpsons Steinway? The latest I've heard about the Challens and the C.Steinberts is that the new shipment is going to come with Ciresa soundboards, which is an optional "upgrade" in the Sejung catalogue anyway.
I'm sure of one thing. You're no Simpson. You sorted through your available options and then pulled the trigger. The Ciresa thing could be just eye candy. The board's only as good as the belly it's fitted into. In a lot of cases swapping out the board is in the interest of an upgraded selling price.
Actually, what's holding Sejung back in the US is not its relegation to entry level in the charts. It's supply....hard to get. Sejung has probably turned its eyes more to the Asian market.
There was a glut of unsold Sejungs here a few years ago at liquidation prices. But now we've gone from feast to famine.