It's not BS - they are pretty great. By great, I mean beautiful (if conservative) designs, flawless fit and finish and superb accuracy.
I can't speak for why Seiko chooses to keep the GS line a small and exclusive segment of their otherwise massive (and highly successful) production, and I'm pretty sure you can't, either. But if we are to freely speculate, I would say that they don't actually want them on every street corner.
Of course Seiko is "hurt" in terms of perception of luxury by being made in Japan - ignorance and outright bigotry abound. But as you know, I wasn't addressing brand perception based on country of manufacture - I was addressing the merits of the product itself, and the continued suggestion (that I only ever seem to hear from you) that nobody really buys these things. This simply isn't true. Few are made, and few are consequently sold. The quality of the product is far from BS - rather - it is evident to anyone with experience enough to assess the merits of a fine watch and a sufficiently open mind to make that assessment independent of the country of manufacture or the "story" being pitched in glossy hardcover catalogs. Snow capped Swiss mountains are not an essential environment for the manufacture of a fine timepiece.
It is entirely possible that I am able to see quite clearly in this regard, and your vision that is somewhat clouded.
Roger, perhaps I wasn't clear enough. My fault, I did not mean that the claims of quality about the GS was BS. I meant that the people claiming the GS is great and they are going to buy one, but then buy a brand in the same price range that may be better associated with luxury, well those people are full of BS. They don't follow through and instead purchase the more well known brands.