Renascence, I hear you. We had a 30' Classic and loved the upgraded amenities of that model, in particular the radiant heating, power recliners and beds, larger fresh water tank, and centralized control panel. The downside was that the 30' size could be a handful in some of the off-the-grid locations we enjoy and it locked us out entirely from all California state parks. Our solution was to trade the Classic in on a new 25' Globetrotter.
We just got back from our first trip in the new trailer and we are very happy with our swap. The GT has a definite upscale feel to the fittings and features. The smaller size isn't a drawback for us in terms of living space or storage and there were numerous occasions, including getting in and out of various filling stations, where it was a major advantage. That said, if a 25' Classic with the Classic feature set was currently available we very likely would have chosen that model over the GT.
My guess though, is that AS feels that the GT adequately fills the void left by the absence of a smaller Classic. For most people I suspect that's true. Maybe they will try out a limited run of specially branded GT's with more Classic features to test that theory.
“The thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
2018 30' Classic Twin (sold)
2020 25' Globetrotter Twin (here!)
2017 F250 4x4 6.7 max tow Platinum