[...] and for having no idea about design other than putting their name on the bike as many times as possible in as large letters as possible - other brands obviously do this, but Cannondale are the worse).
A bit of sliding off topic, but Canyon is the worst at this... Honestly, BB30 has been great for me. My only complaint about Cannondale is it's way too much advertising for my tastes. But I still own one so I guess it's not hurting them too badly.
A local shop was selling multiple CAAD10's a day last spring. They had trouble building them fast enough. They were the only C'dale dealer in the area that was smart enough to order truck loads of them early so while everyone else was sold out they were cleaning house. The owner of my usually preferred shop kept saying aluminum is dead and didn't stock too many CAAD10's and kept trying to push everyone to CF. When it came to the end of the run guess which shop got their order and which one couldn't? He undoubtedly lost a lot of business because of this. It's just how it is. If you're a big seller for C'dale, they definitely treat your orders better and in turn you get to move even more C'dale stock.