I agree with your original post. I purchased a new 9mm P99 in May 2002 for $550.00. I still have it. It is so accurate and reliable I wanted to use it for competition sports. Anyone involved in such sports knows a trigger job is a must for faster "speed" shooting. I've checked with local gunsmiths and posted the question on gunsites. No one seems to do such upgrades to the P99. Walther certainly has no plans for a designed auto to use in competitions; which is one of the best ways to advertise their product line. Having tried to contact (by letter) the president, production manager and quality control of S&W on another issue and never receiving an answer from either one, could be taken as a sign as to the lack of concern with another of their product line firearms, Walther. We all know the more a company advertises their line of firearms, the more the public takes notice, i.e., GLOCK. I believe Walther is primarily of gun of Europe and not America and I don't see a big media blitz coming in the future. Besides, look at the government agencies here in the states that carry Glock, S&W, SigSauer, and Beretta. Ever heard of Walther being used as a service carry sidearm? Nope! It's just we lonely individual civilian buyers. So it may be hard to find a Walther on the shelf from time to time. Come to think of it, I haven't seen any at the local large gunstores.