I hope your right and GM does the right thing eventually. I think with Ford missing the mark on the Ranger, Toyota Fanboys fading, Nissan's age, Ram not having a Mid-sized truck, and Jeep pricing, GM is feeling little pressure to change.
This is the real issue.
We complain about things on our trucks, but then go look for a better option, and find none.
Everyone points to the Taco, and the sales volume, and oh it is so great a truck, it must be. But then various reviewers don't even include it in their reviews because it is so antiquated. Don't even think about the Frontier.
The Ranger returns to a clamor of excitement, and then the reviews I read don't think too highly of it.
They talk about the Jeep Gladiator with oohs & aahs, but most of the reviews I have seen still rate the Twins over the Gladiator, and as far as I can see, this is without even considering the high costs of the Gladiator.
At the end of the day, the design of the Twins from 2015 still seem to get higher marks than the latest and greatest brought to the market.
I am disappointed, but less at GM and more at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Jeep, and anyone else (Ram, Mercedes, etc.) who would have you think they play in this market for mid-size trucks for doing such a poor job of competing for our business. If I was a stockholder at GM, I would get upset if they poured money into a market where they already have the top dog.