I've got a question for Steve (or anyone else around who may know). Since it's inception as LEGO Factory and now in its new guise as DesignByMe, there have always been a handful of bricks in the palette that disallow you from checking the price if included in your model. Are these pieces special-ordered or are they a part of the PAB inventory? And if the latter, why can't their cost be calculated with the rest of the pieces?
Further, with each new incarnation of the LDD software, some bricks get dropped from the palette and are no longer available. I understand that LEGO has been tightening the reigns on the piece selection across the board, but with a product such as PAB and DesignByMe, it seems that it would be more beneficial (from the consumer's standpoint) for the inventory to continue building on itself, rather than changing every several months. Of course, a bigger selection of bricks is offered each time out, but I'd like to know why some new bricks get offered in liu of existing bricks (rather than in addition to).