Yeah....and something you Dodge a bullet on bad knife too.I used to have regrets about missing out on a knife that's no longer available. Luckily, I've been able to find some of them for sale here at BF. In the case with the used AFCK I picked up here a few years ago, I was relatively underwhelmed when I finally got it .
Older, discontinued knives seem to lose a little luster when compared against some of the great materials and manufacturing processes that are widely available today.
Buck has run many of their knives for a year or two and then moves on. It really doesn't bother me as we all can come up with reasons that make business sense.
One I'm glad I bought is the 101.. a lot of us wanted that for a long time and then it happened!! It was dq in this years catalog. The BM 672 has been long gone and I didn't even notice. But I still use mine on occasion .