Price is right. Performace is yet to bee seen. If it's as good as their glass lenses, they may as well shut down the glass grinding division in Germany. Since I dont' see that as a business model for them, the question will be, how much worse is it, and how will the quaility be from lens to lens. It was introduced over a year ago and is still not in production. That begs the question why not? It can't be becasue they had problems with the mechanicals, they have those designs down pat. Only one other component could be the issue. Which concerns me.
What will be interesting is the choice between an incumbents foray into a new-for-them technology (moulded plastic lenses) vs. the other new options coming from 3 different sources (CAVX, AB, and Prismasonic) that are all ground glass. We shall see.