I truly and sincerely hope it there were major changes that forced the LS to be delayed so long. Otherwise many Lexus fans will be very angry, not to mention Lexus may lose some existing LS owners/buyers if the new LS isn't good enough, given this delay. 100% agreed. Maybe I'm becoming an old soul, or maybe I just continue to expect Lexus to remain uniquely Lexus, and not become a "me-too" company chasing after other competitors with the latest pointless gimmicks. I don't even want to hear anyone bring up the excuse of "young buyers". Young buyers have never been the demographic market for the LS. Period. As much as I really like what Akio Toyoda has done with Lexus and Toyota over the last few years, on the other hand there have been some things with Toyota and Lexus over these last few years that have left me either disappointed, frustrated, or puzzled. Whether this is all on Akio Toyoda, or whether some of these things were out of his control, I really don't know. I'm not against progress at all, I'm just against totally useless gimmicks. How about real, useful technology, useful innovation, like what Benz did with their S Class and their Magic Body Control, or Magic Vision Control. How about even better sound insulation, even better audio systems, even better quality and reliability? How about even better paint, and even better corrosion protection? How about even better ride quality? I would also totally welcome better performance, more engine options, and an LS F. These would all be useful additions. Wow Mike, that's possibly very significant. Have you heard in what ways will the new LS alienate buyers? Will it be more than just styling? So you've heard the next GS is going to become more like the classic LS? I'm trying to comprehend this, as the GS is supposed to be the more sporty, driver-focused model. The only way that could work is if the next-gen GS gets a more luxurious, long-wheelbase variant. Yet, this news would mean the LS becomes more of a niche model than in the past. Yes some competitors in the class have changed, but the top dog, the S Class, still remains absolutely about pure luxury, and it embraces it's role as a prestige flagship model. I really hope the next-gen LS doesn't stray from that.