I doubt if they are getting many orders, since it is basically a crippled unit compared to the one it replaces. It will not control older flashes, and it does not have the built-in AF-assist light, which was one of the popular uses of the old unit.
IMHO, its better to just put one of the new flashes on your camera, it will control the old models and the new ones if you have a mix, and has a built-in AF-Assist.
Thats likely what most buyers are doing. The lowered price is the law of supply and demand.