So many bicycle manufacturers appear to think that "I commute by bicycle" means "I commute by bicycle in a place that is flatter than most pancakes and I wear skinny jeans while doing it." Apparently it does, for many people. Most of whom appear to be stupid.
You know what things are awesome on a bicycle? Gears! Also brakes! Neither of these makes your cycling experience any less authentic, and if you're concerned about that anyway you can go get yourself a damn penny-farthing and very shortly the force of your opinion will be removed from the market. Meanwhile, those of us who commute in places with hills would like to be thrown a bone.
Say, a bike for someone between "serious racer" and "too dumb to shift gears." Preferably in blue.