As I recall, Mac has at least one whiskey model with dark brown edging. It looks good.On the whole I prefer dark edging. Having said that, I own plenty of models with antique edging (all exotics), and I would hate to see them do away with it.
I'm not saying I agree with the decision - just throwing this theory out there .....I should be able to report back within the next day or two as to whether or not this is a newly adopted policy. I have a reliable source who is fairly close to the action. I suspect it is not.