True and it may well go with my comment about the current 'must have' trend. As I said it was the same in the 80's and 90's.
GC2's were the dog's danglies then it was AA NJR's then... well you get the picture.
I tend to agree with Gary Chillingworth's comment that the low price of the AR and the plastic parts put a lot of people of without even trying one.
Guys at my club who have tried mine and another members have been really impressed with them.
The advertising blurb also did portray them as an entry into FT and maybe that also put of some of the more established shooters.
Who knows .