I didn't research this topic so let's just throw it out there for thought and comment... Of the last 18 locomotives I have purchased, all but four (a Kato SD70ACe and Kobo Shops FEF4) all came with dcc and sound with many having excellent applied details. Do any of you have any "inside baseball" on Kato stepping up to the plate with higher levels of detail and electrical options than the current DC or Kobo Shops model? Kato paint is generally quite good and I have dozens of units I have bought over many years though not as many as some of you other members. This is not about quantity, it's about features and value. Let me have it..Pro or Con or is something better coming?