Re: A couple points ...
> Side note ... One of the most ill-handling supposed "sports cars" I've ever driven.
I was a snotty-nosed teenage car nerd at the British Motor Show when the DeLorean was launched and I remember sidling through the crowd to ask the large American salesman why they had decided to put the engine way in the back where it was terrible for driving dynamics. His reply has stayed with me:
"It's because of the design of the motor car."
As unanswerable now as it ever was. And generally re-applicable to any poor product design.
Q. "Why have you made such a sub-optimal use of technology in your product?"
A. "It's because of the design of the product."
Thank you. Of course that's the reason. Silly me for asking.