Agreed. Those skirts are a much better look... but my guess is that they come at an additional cost. The first coat of paint (or vinyl decals) should be included in the cost of these cars... so to go back to my quote, "It doesn’t cost any more to design a railway vehicle ... that is aesthetically appealing."One small problem that I have with them is that you can see all the stuff underneath the car. They should have put a wall or fin underneath to give it a more sleek look like the Brightline versions or Viaggio Comfort versions.