Because a lot of CB'er's are not that bright. We have a lot of cavemen with 1970's thinking.
Just like the people that take a 3/4-1 Ton diesel truck and proceed to put low profile giant tires, wheel extensions, huge lift kits and then roal coal with terrible tunes! They think they are cool but the rest of us think they are idiots!
The Stryker 955 is the poster child of everything wrong in CB even though it is not a type accepted CB radio. The face is too packed with controls to be properly usable in a mobile while driving. It has been since it came to market. As an export radio or 10m radio it is almostly stupid!
If someone gave me one I would use it and smile every time I used it. I would never spend what they charge for one. Add a little more and you could get a real amatuer HF radio.
Now the Stryker 955 would make a great base station for someone that wants to over pay for things they will likely not use, limit the amplifiers you can pair with it and have a radio that should you decide to punch your ticket will be of no use to you go ahead. I also forgot to mention how HUGE it is which makes mounting in a modern car difficult. Most of us today do not drive pedo vans and Tractor Trailers. In fact if you are not and owner/operator you might not be able to find space in the company truck which is likely a leased vehicle and not customized so a lot will not accept anything larger than a Cobra 29 or 25 sized radio.
What we really want is a an old school President Lincoln with a ChipSwitch or an RCI 2950 Shrunk down to Cobra 29 size. We want solid controls like radio's from the 1980's and 1990's had not the cheap garbage controls we have today on the modern RCI2950 and modern President Lincoln II, II+, Magnum, Yeti Optima. Modern controls feel like they are fragile and worn out when new out of the box!
You have to get rid of the ignorant and low value buyers before you can have anything good. You have to have a large enough market to be of value and you have to have a market that will vote with their wallets until the market gives them what they actual want! If you just buy what ever they kick out the door nothing changes.
As long as a market is made of super consumers you will never get quality you will get gimmicks and cosmetics. You can see this with cars and trucks that are loaded with fairly worthless content. Most of it will not be working on the truck 5, 10, 15 years latter.
Blue LED's and all the other garbage is just that garbage! It damages night vision, increases eye strain and interrupts your natural sleep and hormones! I am not Boe and Luke Duke, I am not Rosco P Coltrane or Cooter and I do not want my radio choices to be limited to radio's that Rosco P Coltrane would find cool!
There is a reason we do not see blue led's in aircraft cockpits, military vehicle displays, lab equipment, or rifle optics!
I gave up on seeing anything I want to own enter the market around 1998 when my first son was born and I got a President Lincoln. The only "New" radio I have purchased since was a NOS Yeti Optima because the price was right. All of the other radio's I have purchased post 1998 have been radios made prior to that. All of my other radio's have been gently used from about 1995 to about 1977.
I refuse to reward companies for putting out products I do not want.
Sadly I know that I am urinating into the wind because the average person buying a CB is not going to raise the bar or stop being a super consumer. I might as well hope for something impossible like the average driver using their turn signals and driving in a predictable, polite and sane manner!