Don't get me wrong - so am I.
But my gut says that this is the first major model for quite some time that has been "down-graded" from precious metal only to S/S and precious metal by Rolex. Interesting move, but I really believe they are not intending to flood the market just yet.......Even at £10,600, the WG/SS is not cheap and the YG is 2k more expensive. They will keep demand high by limiting supply.
I may be wrong - I sincerely hope so because I would like to get to the top of the waiting list before I retire!