I'm in the market (I think) for a Scott US Specialized. Can anyone say if the catalog has changed in any meaningful way in the past few years, for good or ill? Accurate/current prices don't interest me, I'm more interested if say, the 2021 drastically revamped coverage of xyz compared to the 2020, for example. Or, stay way from the 2015 because they dropped abc that had always been in it before.
I would start looking to see what is out there and then buy the newest one that fits your budget. I don't like spending more than say $35 for a used catalogue so I get one with a few miles on it. I can't think of any years that stand out as being disliked. My copy is 2016.
@Classic Paper: I have the 2012 and 2020 US Specialized catalogues, both purchased new. If US is a primary collecting specialty for you (it's secondary for me), you may want to purchase new or used more often.
I buy catalogs either used or NOS (new old stock), the cost savings are always too big to ignore. By the responses, looks like I'll be chasing a 2016 or later... I just didn't want to get a certain edition only to discover that a later one was noticeably more complete. TY all.