Quoted from fosaisu:
I don't agree that it's part of some larger pattern of PPS ignoring customer input. PPS's engagement in the trim color debates proved to my satisfaction that the company is capable of considering "constructive criticism or suggestions."
They might consider it, but they didn't really do much about it. I'm still getting the ugly mustard gold I saw at TPF. If they weren't going to do brass or something equivalent, it would have been nice if they could have at least come up with a better gold powder coat with the help of community input.