Oh, wait, I know why Ford is doing this and RAM did the same with their tailgates a few years back. It is because the "real trucks" admitting that anything on the Honda was sensible innovation (even a recycled idea like the tailgate) would be acknowledging that maybe, just maybe, there were some things Honda had been smart about, even if it was far from perfect. At least with the introduction of the Maverick, Santa Cruz, R1T, and Silverado EV some of those ideas are becoming more mainstream and may actually cause the first true innovations in the truck market in decades. You know, because making the truck larger, increasing the engine size/capability, and increasing luxury are not innovative, they are iterative.
I like the buying parts direct part from GM. It could be a help or at the minimum give you the part numbers to tell your parts guy to order.
I hope the Glickenhaus effort works. I want to see Hydrogen become a viable racing fuel.
With the increased gimmicks in truck beds to make them "Pro" (charging stations, clamping systems, the RAM box, etc) I am just waiting for one of the truck companies to partner with a tool maker to just have an entire set of tools and charging docks built into the tailgate. Picture it: the Sierra Denali CarbonPro Dewalt ProGate, the F150 Lightning Milwaukee Tools edition, the RAM Runner Ryobi.
Next, they will branch into the tailgating market, to your Daiquiri idea, and you will be able to get a Colorado CharBroil GameDay Edition, with a grill built into the tailgate, a flatscreen instead of a rear window, the bed speaker system of a Honda Ridgeline, removable seats that can be used as camp chairs, a keg tap included, and power outlets galore for anything else (like the blender or daiquiri machine).
WAIT! I just had the best tool partnership yet, that would actually be super useful for me and my propensity to losing tools: The Honda Ridgeline Snap-On Edition, which would come with the in-bed trunk filled to the top with 10mm sockets. I would never run out of those little suckers again no matter how many I lost with 7 cubic feet of 10 mils!