Me too. Who knows: AE's styling and color choices always puzzle me. Why do they offer the Strand in flashy Walnut but not in the more versatile Chili? Why don't they offer a plain toe oxford, when Alden offers at least two (932 and 935)? Why is their one adelaide currently on offer the unsightly Vernon? Why on earth do they offer a walnut pebble grain stitch cap oxford???!!!??? Why can't they have wheeled edges and recessed channel stitching on all their city shoes, like they used to? (Paul Grangaard confessed as much in that video that introduces the Independence Collection). On the other hand, AE is definitely responsive to its customers (compare that with Alden), and it looks like quality may be improving. The stitching on the Fifth Street is tighter and finer than on the PA I'm currently sizing. So are the holes through which the stitching runs. I hope this is because the Fifth Street was made within the year, while the PA is older, and that this marks a new commitment to improved quality.