Ignore the Klein Nazi's who spend more time arguing about what is or isn't a real Klein than they do actually riding them
You can level the same arguement / statement at Yeti owners...
and on a slightly different angle Proflex Owners and no doubt many more
If the original owners hadn't sold up/sold out, they probably would have gone bust or been so badly marginalised that they would faded away anyway.
In a perfect world time would stand still and all these highend or niche market manufactorures would continue to be independant ... but it doesn't ! and sadly market forces always come into play.
It'd be boring if we were all the same, besides there's enough room and scope for everyone to follow their own path
busy waiting for my 93 Durango built (proper Yeti
) to come back from the painters ....and in the mean time quite happy riding around on a mass produced Orange X1