Well it took so long because it was a hard product to develop around. It wasn't actually designed for a shell. The 4 holes were added at the last minute by KRIKzz in hopes that they could possibly be used to attach something, but there still wasn't any elegant way of attaching it. The PCB requires modification to attach the shell. So it would not really be a practical thing to sell and my guess is 90% of people would not be comfortable drilling out holes into their PCB. Its not something you can do by a hand drill you would need a drill press to do it. I think people grossly over estimate the EverDrive after market for labels, shells, etc. Most people who buy PCB only are fine with just putting together their own cart, many are not too concerned with how it looks. Granted I have seen some nice do-it-yourself carts, but most people just carve a hole in a shell and call it a day. This is great thing about these products is that you do have that option. I think people think removing those "fluff" items would drastically lower the cost of this. It would lower the cost of course, but not as much as you would think. The 3 most expensive components in the Turbo EverDrive Deluxe are #1 PCB (of course), #2 labor, and #3 the shell. The shell isn't expensive, but more expensive by itself than the other components by themselves. Part of this is because I only ordered 200 originally because I was unsure if it was a good solution or not. Next batch I may order more to lower cost per shell. All 3 of these components would still be required for the cart only version. So you may be talking $20 or $25 less for a Cart Only version. This may be something we do eventually when we can meet Deluxe demand, but not something we will do right now. It will be interesting to see how well the 3D printed shell sells for buffalo. I think you under estimate how many people did not buy the PCB only option because there was no way to cover it. When we originally sold the PCB only pre-order and then the second back order we gave people the option of waiting for a possible Deluxe (no guarantee it would be made) or shipping ASAP. Obviously if at anytime we decided the Deluxe was not possible or practical we would fulfill their Board Only order. About 80% of people who ordered asked to wait. Not a single one of them dropped out and some of them had pre-orders from early July. So, some people waited 5 months for a product they weren't even 100% sure if it would be made. We put the Deluxe back up for back order this past Saturday and had our 3rd biggest sales day of the year. The only days that beat it were Black Friday (barely) and the day we put the SD2SNES Deluxe up for pre-order. So I am not against doing a cart only, but it makes no sense to do one right now for us. A kit is just not practical, I wish it was because that was our original idea was to hopefully sell a kit to allow people to upgrade to Deluxe and maybe eventually cart only since out of all the carts this one actually makes the most sense to do this since there wasn't (at the time) any other option. However, due the issue of having to modify the PCB this really kills most of that possible market. We will see what the future holds. Now that we are contracting out the manufacturing of many of our Deluxe Editions we have kept stock much better than we had in the past. If we can start meeting and surpassing Deluxe demand cart only versions would be the next area we venture into. Maybe even offer kits for the other EverDrives as well. Thank you for your response, and not everything I said we specifically directed at you, just talking in-general terms mostly. For those interested in what actually goes into a Deluxe Edition we actually posted a photo album from start to finish of the 100th Mega EverDrive (Deluxe Edition) that we gave away on our FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.529932317023180.136499.136116593071423&type=1&l=cdf8b90a98 . When I was first training the contractor in making Deluxe Editions he said "I had no idea how much work actually went into each one of these, it definitely makes me appreciate the price much more."