Y'know, RS (and to a lesser extent, MD) still haven't learned the first law of marketing: GET YOUR PRODUCT OUT QUICKLY, REGARDLESS OF COST. If you don't get it out quickly, the marketing window closes, and you can't sell nearly so much product and therefore you can't make a profit.
And I think RS themselves are the source of the FUD. Trying to blame it on "others" is dishonest.
Dave Higton, Southampton