When I bought my DX18 the LHS stocked 5 of them, and were selling them out every week. I see lots of them at fields.
I too, though would not want someone else's name on my Tx, a signature sure, but not block lettered name. That would be cooler if it said my name on that spot
again, a bold move 5 months after release of the original version... a move that is highly likely to bite them back.
as now we are being told the hardware is different and the software would not work on the original... so I restate my point... who do you think is going to get better software support? the few or the many.... I know how that works, and is why even if given the choice, would pick the DX18 over the DX18QQ.