jlee98 - glad you were able to use your online control of your order 24X7 to decide those things.
When you’re not price-sensitive, or don’t want earlier delivery time preference, then waiving the pre-order benefits won’t matter for you personally.
The preorder benefits are quite significant, so they’re expensive for us to provide to customers. But we do think this is a fair and equitable way to reciprocate the goodwill and encouragement shown to us.
Anyone who’s on the front end to promote change, deserves a superior deal for their faith and participation.
Regular orders after general release don’t have these special rights, so that saves us quite a bit of money.