Part of the appeal for me is the chunky midsole. Joint is mad comfy and pillowy IMO. Can't see them looking as appealing on a Free sole. And they probably wouldn't be as comfortable, either.
They'll be back. Seems like their new Footscape-based shoe is the Desert Chukka and the Magista (both of which don't do much for me). They'll ***** them out, take a break and bring back the FWM in a couple of years. It seems like Nike goes hard with FWs every few years and then abandons them for awhile.
Your customs are dope man. You ever consider doing customs for a fee??