I went to the Harmon open house more than once. It was probably one of the better shows I've seen. It blew any NTD out of the water. I agree though... with limited funds, there are more important things to spend money on. Glad they used the cash to add more trains but hope that at some point in the future, the Harmon shops will be open again.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.