I never really understood why they got in such a hurry to get that version out. The version they sold wasn't even really ready to go to what used to be called "beta testers" (don't know if that still exists these days). They had no real competition in this price range in those days, so why the rush? Not only did that encourage other companies to challenge them in the market, it encouraged customers to ask for something else too. They are really lucky that r13 wasn't a "fatal error".