Hey Moto Mikey - couldn't agree more! I got an update from Powerlet that as of 12/7, they're no longer selling the PHG-410 glove liners without the controller kit (PHG-411). Not really sure what the reason is, since as you rightly called out you end up with a redundant controller kit. I'll talk with my rep again on Monday and see if there's anything I can do - if so, I'll re-enable the product on the webstore immediately!
USPS rates don't seem too horrible to Alaska, so what the heck....free shipping to Alaska!