The RDR was terrible too. I took the tech class at PBE for it, a year later I still didn't get the one owed to me from the class, they finally just gave us a gift certificate. Kind fo happy it turned out that way because it wasn't a good design at all.
The LVL is what the Machine hopper became. I think it's kind of up in the air who owns Machine, it was a Spurlock company originally I think? So shadiness is baked into the product lol