Based upon this thread and the one recently posted by Freestyle the bottom line is:
1) J and C as well as Freestyle will continue to carry these products, albeit under different labels.
2) The manufacturers may be experiencing an upswing in business
3) Both J and C and FS support APUG and it appears that the B & W community (including APUG) supports them.
4) There appears to be some friction hiding under the surface