I’m another one who will start using the train more once DB get their services in place. I wonder if, at the same time they will bid to run some of the major UK services. That should shake up the current operations nicely. I know DB regio have some services to Marylebone and they also run the Tyne & Wear Metro system but seeing DB on one of the main line services perhaps using the ICE would be excellent. Even the first generation of ICE train leaves any rolling stock operated here standing.