As an outsider, it's always puzzling to figure out what is going with a company and why they are doing something.
It's always been my theory that the big model rocket companies like Quest, Estes, and Aerotech are mostly motor companies, and the rocket kits may also make money, but they mostly exist to drive motor sales. Sort of like cheap computer printers that mostly exist to drive sales of expensive ink cartridges.
So I thought that when Aerotech bought Quest, they wanted the black powder motor company and igniter company, not the rocket kit company. I figured they wanted to compete in Estes motor market. Quest makes some kits that can fly on existing E and F motors made by Aerotech, but mostly what they make are kits for A, B, C motors made by Quest and Estes, and a few D and E Estes motors. So if they stop making BP motors, they'll have a line of kits that mostly fly on Estes motors. Are they planning on releasing a line of composite A, B, C motors that can compete against Estes black Powder? If so, they could have done that without buying Quest. Basically, I don't understand what they got by buying Quest if they are shutting down the BP motor line. Maybe the Quest kits make more money than I thought.