"SHAME ON THEM" for making what many would consider a sound, rational business decision? There are many decisions made that lead to outcomes I would consider agreeing might construe a "joke and a disappointment", but this is definitely not one of them!
I would also offer that FS is endeavouring to provide a "modern" farming experience, not necessarily an "iconic/nostalgic" one (important distinction, to me at least)
How long do you expect the average
player to actually
spend any significant
amount of time with these assets? How many people do you really
think are going to spend hours and hours driving that one particular tractor around, knowing that there are better ones out there? Given that this request arises time and again, and that they have not been included to date, I would offer that the answer is "not enough to warrant the application of resources over the commensurate amount of time".
How many tractors do you think modern manufacturers sell based upon something that is 5 - 10 generations
removed from their current line-up? If you go out to buy a "new" car (<1 year old), are you telling us that you would rather consider the model that was released 20 years ago, rather than what was just released last year? Sure, there is something to be said for Manufacturer Pride, and historical performance is a selling factor - but just because they built a tractor decently 30 years ago doesn't mean much in the modern era, that whole "they don't build 'em like they used to" and all that... What does matter is that they continued
to build decent tractors over the years since
then matters far more.
What about every other
person who wants the same thing is as you (old tractor from their childhood dreams), but in a slightly
different form (you want the 1962 Allis Chalmers, they want the 1963, can't have both)? Would you feel better knowing someone else got their wish (to live out the fantasy you allude to above) but you didn't? I suspect not...
Try to think about the bigger picture, and consider perspectives that may not align (or worse, contradict) your own... Your last post suggests you don't actually want to play FS - you want to live out a personal fantasy, driving that "one" tractor you were "never able to afford to get one, let alone restore it".
Sorry FS appears to have let you down in such a monumental fashion