Garmin is catering to the lowest common denominator- the non-tech savvy auto GPS user. I would guess that they sell several magnitudes more Nuvi 200s than they do GPSMAPs and chartplotters. They follow the money...
The unfortunate part is they've teased us with features we know they're capable of providing in some of the older models, deciding to remove functionality in newer.
MotoJim had it right...
Originally Posted by MotoJim
Offroad/Adventure riding isn't on anyone's radar map at Garmin now.
Look at the development of MapSource and RoadTrip as a perfect example. This software is not typically used by Nuvi users so the user base is limited. It doesn't get the attention and resource allocation it desperately needs. MapSource hasn't changed significantly since the early days and as a result is buggy and feature limited.
But... nobody comes close to competing with Garmin on any front, so either live with it or do without :(