The government is out to save you, once again, from yourself. They arent satisfied with outlawing incandescents to make you buy toxic CFL's. Now they want to promote a light bulb that is more expensive than some lamps.
Stop the Government from saving us from ourselves. If you want to buy an energy efficient bulb go ahead. Unfortunately they are taking that option away from you by getting rid of the extremely lower cost light bulbs and eroding yet more of your economic freedom.