Do-It sets the rules, I just play by them. lol
And too, most ice fishing tackle being introduced is finished tackle, not something the crafter can use or sees right away. Honestly there's really isn't much of anything in the tackle world that's "new" any more, just stuff that's been modified from what was available in the past.
I think more innovation has come from the newer components such as tungsten. Anytime heavier can be achieved with a smaller size just changes the whole dynamic of, say, a jig or ice lure. The opposite can be said of tin and lighter.
I do understand where you're coming from though, Agronomist.