Well, I bought the Mallard starters set, and a loose Flying Scotsman, and joined the OO live steam club.
Those guys are super helpful and I hope to meet them soon in one of the evends they attend.
It's indeed more difficult to operate it, than a DCC locomotive.
But what did you expect this is live steam, and with some practice these run fine and are fun to opperate, I'm glad I bougt it.
There are even people who have proven you can run it on DCC, so that's also no excuse not to make them.
I do hope that Hornby will make an efford to those who believe in the system and produce a new model.
It would at least show that they care about the customers who they sold it to in the first place.
Of course, I know that it will hardly be, that Hornby ever will go that direction again, but one must keep hoping.