I have to agree with your point of view. Westone has potential and expertise to put out good products but maybe the current marketing trend has blind sight them. I think there is one thing that the Pro 50 excels is movie, I enjoyed, but $650 is alot of money just for one purpose that many cheaper products can do just as well.
I never get this more driver is better trend AKA the driver race. The more drivers and crossover networks make it harder to incorporates them seamlessly, not to mention the crossover make the IEM less efficient and harder to drive (in general). Tannoy is a very successful brand, and their history has proved simple is better. I wondering who is the OEM for those BA drivers on the market sometimes.