Lets see, someone wants a certain model of gun. Then a LOT of someones want a certain model of gun. Ruger responded with the Vaquero. SASS grew, more folks, especially women, (which is sorely needed to keep the shooting sports alive in ALL venues,) got involved. More variations of the Vaquero got designed & built. MANY, many people now happy. Desires changed to where folks wanted them a little bit different,, and the New Vaquero was designed & built. Many folks now happy. Some not as much as they prefer the original. But, there are thousands of them out there. The company needs to make money, so they go where the MOST sales are. It's just good business sense.
I really don't see a downside. Oh, except for the very few folks who can't find the gun they want without doing a little work & research to find a discontinued, (due to lower sales,) model. Then those same folks cry & whine because they can't find what they want.
SASS created the desire in a lot of folks to get more involved in shooting. That was very good. Ruger developed guns with SASS in mind. But they also need to make money or the company would fold. Sales numbers have to be there for any model to be worth it to produce.
So, piratedude, before you show such disrespect for a group of folks like CAS, remember, there wouldn't be ANY vaqueros if not for them.
Gun designs, improvements are sales driven. That's a fact. It doesn't matter if it's SASS, IDPA, USPSA, Bianchi cup, Steel Challenge, Skeet, Trap, or whatever type of shooting you do. If the interest isn't there, there won't be the products available.
I suggest you do a little research & hunt for a good Vaquero in 44 mag & stop being rude to the CAS folks and Ruger.