Revolving doors have certainly created many of the problems for companies including BMW.
Discussions like this are fun but they often are xenophobic taking into account the needs wants and desires of US riders while ignoring that BMW is a German based company in business to make money for their share holders and do that, in part, by building and selling motorcycles. We quick to come up with marketing ideas to expand the sales without taking into account the ability to make a profit over a longer term than a single season or yearÔÇÖs sales numbers. I would very much like a greater number of dealers. I would like options that do not include the 160+ mile round trip to my nearest dealer. The reality for me is that ainÔÇÖt going to happen. The market is not there.
Spend some time researching BMWÔÇÖs business reorganization plan announced IIRC in 2007. It has previously been posted on the forum.