I totally agree with you as far as buying new vs. waiting and buying after market. It's what I've been doing for the most part. I really don't think EL Corp cares at all – we are so little of their profit, I doubt we're worth much thought. I have noticed that sales people have been calling me more to tell me they have solids for sale, so I guess they're not selling out so fast.
I recently won the 1979 Polished Pillow on ebay….I've been searching out the older solids.