Well, I'll call is like it is: Emissions regulations from our government FORCED catalysts on the marine industry. GM dropping the 496 for a supecharged 6.3 with lower torque, because our government is increasing CAFE standards for cars and trucks, FORCED Merc to make a choice. Merc has spend money engineering solutions to changes imposed on them. Both changes cost money in order to comply. Your elected officials are sticking it to us - not Merc. We all pay for these regulations. Sad part is that the marine industry is so relatively small in the world of commerce that none of these changes will improve the environment one iota.