I was looking at it from the perspective of an alternate duty weapon for officers with very small hands (had a female member of the command staff who was marginal, at best, with her full size M&P, but could damn near max the qual with her Shield. All due to hand size and fit)
It will be interesting to see if this G48 concept gets applied to a slim G17 offering as a duty size weapon.
With the presence of the G43 for a BUG or when you have to go small gun, offering a slim G17 and G48 makes more sense to me than offering the 43-X and 48. On the other hand I'm sure market is in small CCW's rather than the limited demand for slim duty size weapons with less capacity.