What makes you think AM has not instead leapfrogged everyone already? Look at the stats about miles sailed, time sailed, maneuvers made, and how many are dry. It's hard to argue they are 'catching up' to anybody, they look to be well ahead at this stage. Mozzy has the same basic conclusion.AM is catching up to where LR/ENTZ were in the last cup.
Slingers touched on this subject in today's interview, about the benefits of going full-scale for crew, for systems, and for rig systems development.