Thanks for sharing the experience Tony.
Its good to see the HTS getting lots of use. The few that are in hire at the Pro Centre are out 24/7.
You're a big boy and all, and I'm sure not telling you how to run your bidness, but Tony's illustration above makes my point, that the uses for Tilt are radically different from the uses for Shift.
A Shifty Guy might never need to tilt, and a Tilty Guy might only be looking for increased depth of field. Two completely different uses; two completely different kinds of photographers. Having that HTS unit do both Tilt and Shift is like Black & Decker coming out with a Cuisinart that also has a Welding Attachment.
Tilty is for Still Life, and Shifty is for the Landscape and Advertising Guys, who need to delivery massive files, and plenty of bleed.
I propose the Hasselblad HS, for $2495, (or $1995), that Shifts only.
The goal here is for a Regular Photographer to be able to buy one of those things for his own studio, instead of selling one each of those HTS to every Rental House in the world, and that be the end of it.
I know you want to stay in your Closed Universe, but face the fact that there are a zillion guys out there, using H1 or H2 bodies with Phase backs, that might want to buy this thing. We don't care about all the software fixes in Hocus Phocus. We just want to shift and tilt.
Just a constructive suggestion.