Krell Showcase

I have found out that Krell will be offering a MSRP $4000 pre/pro. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this offering and what exactly is it missing or rather "not as good" as the Krell HTS 7.1?

The new Showcase will just be a slimmed down version of the HTS2. No card expansion slots, no source LEDs and no pure analog passthrough. As far as I have heard it has pretty much all of the other features of the HTS2.
Also, the showcase line is NON UPGRADABLE....