I don't dislike the idea of generic coaches, particularly for people who arent too picky, maybe just getting into it, ideal for a starter set.
However, I do wish that given Hattons have already decided to make them, Hornby had made a more prototypical alternative.
I can understand repetition will sometimes happen but it looks far more intentional in this instance.
Needless repetition of products intended to spite retailers/manufacturers is getting a bit annoying as a customer. It does come across as a little bit arrogant