Guys, very, very good question.
From our point of view it's a balance between accessibility and exclusivity. As we mentioned in our last post many of our bespoke customers are heavily involved in the design process and are very clear about what they want. They would be extremely unhappy - quite rightly - if we were to then offer their design ideas to a broader audience when they've made such a big investment in exclusivity (some of the designs that customers commission are breathtakingly beautiful btw).
However, in the case of the Thomas, the design is already in the public domain and we believe in making these 'public' designs available to a broader constituency for precisely the reasons you have outlined in your post. That's not to say that we will get traction for all of our suggestions, more that we want to offer the opportunity to the community.
Hope this answers your question.
Foster & Son
Completely understandable. That explain my reluctance in voicing out my thoughts.