Tony, when I purchased my M80's in 07, I emailed Axiom and asked them if they where going to be releasing a model or something better than the current M80. I gave them a timeframe (a couple months I believe) and they replied something to the extent of "yes, but not in the timeframe I gave them. I thought it was nice that they even replied. So, I ordered my M80's and I'm glad I did because if I was waiting for an upgrade, I would have been waiting until now AFAIK.
Long story short- I bet if you inquired as I did, Axiom most likely would have told you. There's culpability on the end users behalf also.
Fair enough, but there will be no repeat business from this end user.