I think a lot of people wanted a track oriented LS7 Camaro at 1LE prices and that just couldn't happen.
I'm really surprised that GM went through and put the best engine they have in best most hallowed moniker left on the Camaro wish list. It took real guts on their part to build a Z/28 from a 5th Gen Camaro that didn't at first seem to lend itself well to a track first halo car. But they have managed to do it. And even if it becomes more rare collector car than street or track racer the idea that GM went and built it says a lot about this new GM.