Tongue and cheek comment on my part OM...Why game over?
Looks like the initial price will be about $1800 (the Euro price converted to US dollars). That's considerably more than the current street price of a new IC-7300. Yes, the price will come down. But, how many IC-7300s have been sold and are in use and how many more will be sold until the price of this new radio comes down.
Aside from price, what does the Ftdx-10 offer than the IC-7300 doesn't have?
Yes, you are correct, the 991 has had a troubled history, among other issues. But that is why it is important for one to due their due diligence before pulling the trigger of specific models. Took me a long while of researching before I settled on my 450D. Yeah its not as fancy as many other radios, but the history has been solid and I have now owned it going 4 years now with zero issues And have worked the world with it with simple (very comprising) wire antennas.My concern is production quality. I know of 5 people with 991's that have various issues, the most common being microphones going bad, and Yaesu apparently isn't in a hurry to replace them, citing the COVID excuse. At least they have a 3 year warranty from the factory. That being said, the 7300 is priced competitively and has a solid history so far.