Yes, I hate it, but the main reason is:
When a company (finally) updates a body style, the older body style takes a hit on re-sale value. It no longer looks exactly like the newer, higher priced car on the show-room floor. Until the body style is update, you can say "my car is like new, and looks exactly like what you would pay 74k for at the dealership new".
Storm titanium 2005 Elise with carbon fiber spoiler, BWR sway bar, BOE toe links, gPan2, LidBone, sector 111 wheel studs, Grey RAC Monolite wheels with toyo R1R, Team Dynamics 1.4 with Hoosier A6/R6s, Katana2 Supercharger, ECU with 265 flash. PPE headers w/decat, CEL angle eliminator, Silent touch catback, Rear Panel Eliminator, HKS intake, V2 fuel tank, Walbro255 fuel pump. HID lights.