I am in agreement.
Maglites needed to move in a major direction. Either by producing a top of the line high intensity light or moving in the direction of “illuminated weaponry”.
They could have made a flashlight that would have a literal flash mode: generating temporarily blinding pulses of light at night. Or maybe combine their light with a less than lethal weapon.
Nice... of course a small flashlight would do if I had the collapsible PR-24 I was issued.
Someone once asked me “Is that a club?”.
“No, it’s a baton.”
“What do you do with it?”
“I club people.”
Instead, they’re producing the same old stuff they’ve been making since the 80s. It was nice then, and it’s still decent build quality now - but they’re selling a 1927 Ner-A-Car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ner-A-Car) in a market dominated by 2012 CBR1000RRs (http://powersports.honda.com/2012/cbr1000rr-new.aspx)