methinks - everyone missed the gist of this thread. This isn't going backwards. But Tesla aiming to bring the price to < 60K so you get all the rebates, and then doing OTA updates to spend more, so at the end you have the same car Tesla wanted you to have. Plus, people feeling ok not paying for a huge battery because it will be unnecessary. Honestly, the 100D for instance, I'm happy for the folks who got one, but really, 99% people don't NEED that range.