That's a very interesting comparison, Dick! Not only more topics, but more posts per topic than any other single brand!
Not only does this indicate the comparative number of Hobie kayaks on the market, but the recent
changes you mentioned point more specifically to Hobie's growth in sales volume.
These numbers also tell another story -- Hobie is single handedly leading the industry in design and product innovation. This reminds me of how the development of mountain bikes completely revolutionized the entire cycling industry; only there it was done by several companies. One of the local dealers who went to the recent OR show commented that Hobie was singularly the star of the show with their new products.
Think about it. During the past year, Hobie has produced new hull designs, continual cockpit refinements, new sail developments, new drive fins, new accessories. The rest of the industry combined hasn't even come close. They did the same thing last year! This has got to generate a lot of enthusiasm!
So let me echo your final comment: "Way to go Hobie"!!