Why is it that upgrading to the Epic-X will get us the CF/Battery/IO modules, but not if we upgrade to one of the other Epic cameras?
Red seems to want us to buy the cheaper camera. But why?
The most obvious hypothesis is that Red wants people to buy the EpicX, and then also buy the FF35. But people who can afford to go that route would probably go that route regardless of the free modules. Their demographic has money or constant camera work, and they simply want the latest and greatest camera whatever the cost. The rest of us can only afford to purchase one camera, one time, rather than buying and selling and buying again (resale on Epic-X will incur a financial hit for most).
Is Red hoping that we'll skip the EpicX and go straight to FF35, so that they don't have to pay out the extra modules to as many people? That would seem very unlikely, but not outside the realm of possibilities.
I hope Red will improve their upgrade policy, to give the free modules to any of the Epic upgrades, not just Epic-X.