Some of us live in temporate climate
Are you watching the Rose Bowl today? 79 degrees. I live in Northern California = 66 degrees today.
I don't think we have cold weather problems that others have. But my business thinking is that they really kill the model year. Because if they don't take orders/start building until Feb, you are only 2 months away from hearing what the 2015 will have on them. Also, end of model year for special orders. Why order in Feb, take delivery in April and then hear what the 2015 model has on it and regret it. I think their decision is not good for sales.
Maybe they will find another alternative for next year. With all their design, forward thinking and business sense, you would think they won't make the same mistake twice!