I believe that I will have to agree with Judah on the fact that it appears that GM wants it to fail already. In my belief I am under the impression that their hearts aren't into the muscle car anymore. Or, let me rephrase that, they want Cadillac to succeed in the "sport sedan" market. I think that GM execs killed the G8 GXP (MSRP was too high) even before the demise of Pontiac.
Does Chevrolet think that people will buy this version of it at $45,00.00 now, only producing between 2,000-3,000 each year? SERIOUSLY? My biggest complaint about it is that they aren't offering a manual. "People don't want to be bothered with manuals" is what they have said to me at the St Louis and Chicago Auto shows, that the new "tap shift" is what everybody wants. What that translates to is "nobody (the majority) knows how to do it anymore.
You can bet that when (and if) the new "revised, upgraded" version comes out that the price will raise too. You watch and see if it's not nearly $50,000 on the next version.