Sorry bro I meant no offense.
I was merely pointing out that this application was not suddenly a flash in the pan, it was planned quite awhile ago, but things happen.
As to the "new" evolution, you will be ahead of the curve on other piston driven weapons, but you will still be behind the accuracy mark versus the D.I. guns.
Of the Piston Driven weapons, this one is going to have more traction behind it. The question is will LWRC (which has one crappy website by the way) have the money to be there in the long haul??
Of the platform I dislike the stock choice and their only 5.56mm barrel is a 1:7 twist. There is nothing wrong with 1:7, but it's "downside" is that the very common 55 grainers are going to be at the low end of the accuracy spectrum in that barrel of a gun that will already have some sustained accuracy issues in follow up shots.
Anything lightweight, like a 40 grainer, will be overspun and probably come apart, so this isn't a varmint gun. Of course a 14.7" barrel isn't really a varmint gun to begin with, you know.
For $2000?? I'd save my money and build one that would kick the crap out of this model myself.
But if you HAVE to have a piston system, this is one that would definitely be in my top three choices given it's lineage.
Having said that: I have NOT shot or handled this weapon personally.