I assume the strengthening issues of the E2 made them re-evaluate the design, hence the E3.
By the way you should of warned me about the shine content of your E3 i would have worn shades
Here's the front mech addition on my (A606)
I have been working on it, on and off for a couple of months (mostly off due to the kids, age 4 and 7) so I see it everyday and it doesn't look that shiny to me!!! I have been too critical and seeing bits that just don't look right and have another go. I have to kick myself and realise that the frame is 17 years old so it's never going to be perfect. Next is lacquering and re-building. I'll send to a pic when it's finished.
No matter how bad it gets... it could always be worse.
1996 Orange E3 - A601
1996 Orange P7 - A602
Repairs: All the various bikes of my 4 children and various nephews and sons of friends, etc. - Just give me the cape and call me "Bicycle Repair-Man"...