Ya it is a horrible idea on dishes part.
The customers that have the tail gater are the ones researching about dishes new products and are more likely the ones that are going to want to upgrade And put out the money.
It would be cool to just let people have one active 211.
All you would have to do is use the extra ports on the 1000.2 to keep it getting its software updates and to stay active.
Or on a dual node system ,the extra port on a 44 sw.
What are you think dish??