A separately available gold case would be great. Folks getting the E12DIY will receive a silver case, which was jointly decided on, with an opportunity to also have a gold case. The best of both worlds.
I guess the gold case will be available for the E12DIY only? The stock E12 has cutouts for crossfeed and bass boost switches that I assume the E12DIY will not have. So the gold case will not offer access to those switches? Does that sound about right?
Also, did James spec the red lettering on the silver case? I think red lettering looks a lot sharper than black on the silver background.