Quite a bit has changed.. I spend A LOT of time in Bobcats. Since '97, I've owned and operated 2 863's, a 773, s250, s220, 3 s300's, and s330. I have liked all the cabs except the original 863c I had with a hard as nails seat and completely open cab. I can't complain about the G series cab now that I figured out how to seal it up and get the sound proof packaging and suspension seat that works. I work in very, very rough terrain and I think Bobcat has a fine product now that I have the hp I've always wanted in the S300 sized frame. The cab could use better visibility but if you know what you are doing, you can work with it. Sure we all want more room for this and that but I'm a BIG man and spend A LOT of time in my machines and I'm comfy as hell. Bobcat has finally got the A/C to work good even on hot days and the heat works right whereas a few years ago it was tough to switch between the two in all my machines. I don't overheat with a mulcher anymore and other than the visibility issue and some dust, I like the cabs and hope they don't go to girly. I put 200 hours on a CAT 272c. That was a comfortable cab but that comfort came with a price. You had no where to keep gloves or this or that because of the air seat and the way the cab was designed. Sure it had a cup holder and cell phone holder but it is right near the door and subject to dirt everytime you get in or out. Kick your cell phone on the ground a few times and you will install a suction cup holder on the glass. The CAT style cab was comfortable and I felt like I was in an excavator but I never felt steady or even sturdy in that cab. Sure the air ride was awesome but if you wanted the cushion you had to set it to bounce which made me feel tippy even if the machine was planted firmly. CAT's visibility was good to the ground but I also felt like there was too much glass (MY A/C had to work real hard in the summer sun) and I felt like the door glass especially would be broken in the woods if you weren't careful so I went with Lexan. Hopefully Bobcat will take a lot of the good and add to it not just copy CAT's design. I have some information that I do not know is accurate for sure but it comes from a dealer. It gives me hope that the cabs will be nice for sure on the new machines but heck, after 8 years of G series machines, I finally figured out where the dust is getting in and I also figured out that not all suspension seats work right out of the box. I already had mine replaced and WOW, what a difference the right seat makes in rough terrain. So, we will all play the waiting game like we did with the C series CAT's and the soon to be released Kubota CTL and the new ASV's that everyone wanted to see. Bigger isn't always better and techological advances can mean more headaches too. I know everyone wants new and improved but I'm slowly starting to realize that when you have something that ain't broke, don't fix it. I have traded out way too soon and buried myself in debt for years keeping up with the Joneses and machinery trends until I figured out that that entire villages are excavated and unearthed by archaeologists using nothing more than a spoon! We'll see what the new year brings..for sure.