More explanatory reply: They aren't going to say "NO FOREVER!" because 1) it's not under their control, it's Fender's and (in a way) Mad Catz's, and 2) no matter how remote the possibility of Fender starting a second run or resuming production on the current one actually IS, that possibility still EXISTS. For all we know, the current run is done, and they'll bring out a 2012 model with a proper wooden fretboard that'll officially support heavier-gauge strings. Not saying it's HAPPENING, but it's a possibility. Maybe they're working on engineering a model that's cheaper to manufacture. Maybe they've called it a day. Which brings us back to 1.