The issue is the weight. Golite had such a great opportunity to simply make a lightweight backpack in between an Ion and an older style Jam2. You can see many fine examples of how people have modified the ion to be such a pack. If the Peak were simply an ion with a slight size increase, roll top, and mesh pockets you would have a great pack that would weigh under a pound. Instead golite decides to somehow double the needed weight. That is a crazy amount of weight to add to an item in my world for what benefit I ponder. Me thinks the benefit is mass market appeal, not ultra-light backpacking.
Golite items I own or have owned: Jam2, Ion Pack, Virga Jacket, Reed Pants, Wisp Windshirt, Ponchotarp, and Ultra 20 Quilt. One by one Golite is killing each of these excellent pieces of ultralight gear. I predict the Reed pants are the next to go.