Berlin is gonna call nobody, nor is Sinar goona call another country. We are mature companies and people who might not always have all right, but we know what we are doing, in opposition to your suggestion.
The last story that I heard about USA Sinar was that there was a woman who ran the parts department out of her garage somewhere in the midwest. If you caught her at home, you might be able to do the deal. Uh, not my cup of tea.
I think a lot of this too is somewhat of a cultural gap. Maybe a slight difference in the USA mindset versus the Europe mindset. I have a friend that was born in Germany, but lived here for many years, and he's just now moved back to Germany. He described to me the difference in trying to buy a car there, versus in the US. He said, in Germany, you might go to the showroom and ask to drive a car. The salesman might say, "Oh, you have to make an appointment for that, how about a week from Thursday?". So then, ten days later, you come back and drive the car, and you like it. You then have to set another appointment to come back and do the money part. And then maybe another appointment after that to actually take delivery.
Here in the US, the chain-smoking salesman sits out front of the dealership with his binoculars, waiting for Fresh Meat to drive up in the parking area. Before you're out of your car, he's got his hand extended, and he's slapping you on the back, complimenting your wife, and offering Little Tommy a cherry sucker. You find a car you like, and they'll trip all over themselves to have you sold a car within the hour, and you drive it home that night.
(Actually, thinking about it now, I kinda prefer the German method, due to the quality of Car Salesmen that I've met over the years, but this does not support my argument at this particular time).
I just think the USA method is to "give me the information, keep it simple, make it fast, and let's do the deal, and don't screw me". And when there's a job on the table, as a commercial photographer, the last thing that I want to hear is, "The part is out of stock; we must order it from Zurich, or Berlin, or _ _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank with any European city)". My fear is any answer I'd hear from that question, in any language, would translate into "eight to twelve weeks, let's hope".
All I know is, the USA world is speeding up, and NO client wants to hear No for an answer. No matter the reason.
To be frank, I mildly follow the Hype6 discussions. Maybe it WILL be a great camera. But like I (and others) have stated, there has never been so much confusion around a new product in the history of MF photography. Is that the customer's fault? Do all these companies that are in bed together have a chance to clear up the confusion? Yes. Are they doing it? Hmm.
Just one opinion.