I was introduced to Icehouse before the Treehouse concept became public. I built an Icebox, and stocked it fully - I have a stash of every color except grey, and I'll have a grey stash shortly. When the change from Icehouse to Treehouse was announced, I was against it; I felt it represented an abandonment of the existing userbase, in that those games that required less than five full stashes could no longer be 'pushed' as a way to get into Icehouse - under the Treehouse paradigm, it would be more expensive to build a game-set for low-stash-count games than it would under the traditional monochrome stash paradigm. I still feel that a major portion of the Icehouse wiki is less accessible to the userbase because of the restricted - and now eliminated - availability of monochrome stashes. However, money - in this case, sales - talks, and if Looney Labs is moving more pyramids by selling Treehouse sets than by selling monochrome stashes, well, creating and selling Treehouse sets is a better use of limited resources than monochrome stashes would be. And the people who invent games for Icehouse pieces are now inventing games that use small numbers of Treehouse sets, too. Ideally, I'd like to see the continued availability of monochrome stashes. Icehouse has traditionally been more about inventing your own games, not playing a fixed game, and Treehouse de-emphasizes that. BUT... the vast majority of people aren't really "into" making up games; they want something that's ready to play out of the package. Treehouse answers that market demand; the demand for monochrome stashes is at best secondary and supplemental - so does it really pay to maintain a stock to meet it? So, what's the right answer? I don't think there IS a right answer; no matter what answer is given, SOMEONE is going to be dissatisfied. If we want monochrome stashes to return, we have to show that they'll sell as well as the Treehouse sets, or we have to find a way to increase the sale of all pyramids so that holding a stock of slow-selling monochrome stashes won't represent an economic problem for Looney Labs. What would I do? Probably the same thing that the Looneys are doing. It's all going to come down to return on investment, after all. What would I LIKE them to do? At the very least, keep the white and clear monochrome stashes, because they can be used as starting points for "Easynikking", with (e.g.) permanent magic markers or dyes, and put out something alongside the Treehouse sets, 3House, PWP, and a hypothetical "OneHouse" to push the concept of "do it yourself" pyramids, either to create your own monochrome stashes or to create personalized Treehouse sets. It's easy to complain about change. I don't believe that the Looneys really want to abandon sales of monochrome stashes; I believe that they have to make a business decision, and they made the rational decision based on the information they had. If we want them to make a different decision, we need to come up with IDEAS for them, ideas which will generate sales that will allow them to make that possible.