The way I see it, the biggest problem is that there isn't a way to have an lipo 12th scale car that is exactly the same as a 4cell 12th scale car. There's about ten different ways to make a 12th scale car lipo/brushless, and none of them will be the same as 4 round cells.
The only solution is for a whole bunch of people to decide on one solution, and everybody run it. Don't even pretend it's the same and can be mixed with 4cell.
When someone is intent on excelling in an otherwise laudable manner, does he not desire to inflict pain on others by means of his exalted status and enjoy the envy he arouses? Is there not an anticipated delight in an artist's ability to defeat his artistic rivals, which heightens his euphoria in creation?