Why are so few pilots interested in aircraft that are aerobatic, cross country machines? I come to that conclusion based on the lack of popularity of these machines on the market compared to “spam cans” that seat 2-4 people (in reality, not how many chairs are installed) and fly straight and level only. On the certified side, the Citabria/Decathlon series are the only IFR capable, aerobats I can think of, and they barely do the IFR XC role. Airplanes such as the Micco SP20/SP26, F33C Bonanza, and LoPresti Fury seem to have no success on the market, whereas C182’s, Piper Archers, Mooney’s and the vaunted Cirri are flying off showroom floors? I don’t understand it. The Vans RV series, with over 10,000 flying seems to point to a market for aerobatic, XC capable airplanes, but why aren’t there any certified options outside of former military machines?