Really is. Whoever got paid to make this decision didn't stop to think that it is an admission the (lower trim) armrests are lame - "for some extra dough, we'll fix that for ya."Wow that is chintzy, really is. About as chinze as the conversation mirror.
At least there are only several dozen possible combinations of each Honda model vs. thousands for most other brands! I'm thinking back about the new Ridgeline BE owner that got the wrong steering wheel and another owner that got the wrong color bumper trim. I'm not sure I've ever heard of a domestic vehicle leaving the factory with the wrong part installed (although, I'm sure it happens) - now, two new Hondas in a matter of weeks got the wrong parts.And, I gotta feel for the line workers (ahem, associates) building these things with so many trim levels and different details. I know a lot of it is automated logistics, but there's still a lot of "connect that plug today, don't connect it tomorrow," "pull from this bin on this black Ridge, pull from that bin on that white one."