NDA. I was under the same NDA as the beta testers, so it was not possible to talk about the PM-1 in any detail until the Press Release which officially announced the PM-1.
As for an Official OPPO presence communicating direct with the forum like you have seen with other manufacturers giving status updates and the like, this is not something that we have ever done, and in forums for our primary business, it is usually seen as a negative when a manufacturer is directly interfacing with the public, not a positive. In retrospect, it was a misjudgement of the Head-FI community, and, if possible, I want to "make up" for some of that lost time and opportunity on a personal level.
I realize that these discussions are incredibly off topic, so it is it possible that we can move these conversations to my wall or through PM?