If a downgrade were offered, I’d think long and hard about it. Ultimately, it’s a decision for Eve to make based on their resources. However, I see several reasons they may not want to do it. By offering an upgrade, all they have to do is take an existing order, change the drive that’s built into it and all is good. To downgrade, they have to change the SSD, the processor, the ram, and maybe more…all of those represent parts that have already been purchased. So allowing a downgrade is significantly more intense and costly to manage from a supply and administrative perspective.
I personally don’t agree with the choice we have as being unfair. Had I known in Nov 2016 that this would be a possibility I might have made a different decision. But I didn’t and neither did the team. They didn’t hold out decision-changing information to bait us into making a a choice and then present the info to try to get upgrade fees - that I would see as unfair. Instead, they’ve been able to see their way clear to offer one additional choice. We all chose a particular machine. Now we can choose to have a 1tb ssd in it. If I don’t have the money, then my answer is clear. If I do, then I can assess my needs and the value it contributes to my already decided machine and choose yes or no. It’s not unfair…it’s simply a choice to make.