It is a game and one I’m not too fond of. I like GEC designs and quality (although I have had some no better than Case), but I don’t really like their business model. I’m not a fan of artificially low production of desirable models that leads to flippers charging twice (or more) the original price. I like knives that I can buy when I want them, not have to hunt them down and or get on some list months before the release. There’s too much stress and my life already to put up with that nonsense.