Yesterday I couldn't help but notice the outrage of the community, in front of the new Rush Hour article, and I think everyone almost unanimously (except the few contrarians) agrees with the fact that Riesa-Dresden shouldn't have been cut, and this "small detail' was buried in a FAQ and not in the main article, which is obviously, not good. This has sparked some hatred for DTG, with the same old argument of calling them lazy, incompetent, etc... and this makes me a bit sad, for me it's clear that this situation in very VERY far from ideal for them, but sadly this BRD thing is just a carbon copy of the HHL debacle, just on a much larger scale, and what makes me sad is that it looks like nothing has changed. The fact that DTG managed to over promise and under deliver even in this age of talking about things once they are set in stone, is telling, they are incapable of delivering the product they were developing within their time limit, and they are probabily working as hard as they can. I have an opinion of what happened but that's not the point of this post, I just want to give my feedback and possible suggestions on how to improve. 1 - roll back the decision of cutting BRD, from your perspective those branches might have been the straightforward place where to cut cost and dev time, just like the high door DoStos, a new loco for HHL, and using the BR143 headlights in the BR112. Wasn't one of the main lessons from HHL: "some things that might not even be that important, the moment they are lacking [or even worse removed] gain a lot more importance because they are put under the spotlight" 2 - take more time to create DLCs, even cancel one or two that might be early in development or planned, they are no longer in the roadmap, so we won't even know what happened, it's clear that Covid disrupted the 2020 dev cycle and a lot of stuff got delayed and/or got released without getting the time it needed. 3 - Include more content and more trains. I'm tired of buying the same trains over and over and over again, with BRD I've bought the BR185 and the talent 3 different times, and with Rush Hour I'll pay €40 to get NO new trains. And considering what happened with BDR I won't bet on the 387 having a new cab or the F40PH being much different from CalTrains or the new NEC being better than the old one... I've got two suggestions on how to that: 1 - now the 3 RH routes don't have to be released togheter, and you broke the original plans, better to get BRD late, than get a shell of its former self, people will buy the pass anyway, it's too good value for money, even if BRD didn't exist in the first place, people would buy it anyway just to get BML and NEC. 2 - do more train DLCs and plan them in a smarter way. Just like the Class 465 for SEHS, Wouldn't it be cool if Skyhook was close to release a US diesel for CC instead of the 187? Instead of the 313, why not make a Class 385 for GCC? Plan Train DLCs to add value to newer routes if it's impossible to include them directly in the route because of time or cost constraints. I think the 465 showed we will happily pay the premium if the train is good enough. EDIT [24/09]: Let me clarify some things I should have clarified earlier. As the title suggests, this post is just my opinion, I still trust DTG to make the best (or least worse) decision, I just wanted to make sure to voice how I would rather see the branches on BRD rather than another german route (this post was made before the "official announcement" that the inclusion of the BDR branches was going to cost a german DLC and the countless posts and polls that spawned), I'm conscious this will hurt their profit, and it's their decision wether they can "afford" to make the community happy, I also suggested the train DLC option in case that might bring some additional income (but I'm sure the marketing guys figured that out already without needing me saying anything), I specifically avoided talking about the price because that's not what this thread was all about, and there are A LOT of other thread talking about that.