Are we stuck yet again by a change of mind we’ve been assured many times would never happen
You mean are they going to change their mind from the original decision (made before V5 came out) not to sell the gens alone? Doubtful. For one thing they couldn’t do ANY promo images of the products so the product would be a big blank space with a price tag.
Actually, FWIW, if they were going to sell the items separately it is more likely that they would use a male or female symbol or both to advertise the anatomy. These are the images that appear on the product icons now in DS as well (until you get down to the sub-folders). I don’t do nudes, but I had to look.