Importation is very expensive. We also have our own list of products to develop and produce. Most of the stuff France does leans on the tech side of sailing. They tend to put lots of complicated adjustment systems on the boats. We know most people do not want that in a small recreational product. That is why the Wave and the Getaway are simple... and fun. You want more complicated stuff, you step up to the 16 and Wild Cat.
I can relate to that. I see a lot of nice boats online, and in the water, but I want 3 things, in this order. Simplicity, Durability, and Manufacturer support. Assuming it's got those three things, than I'll look to have the most fun from there. If I can have all the fun in the world in a complicated boat, but I don't use it because it's too complicated to rig or sail, then it's not for me.