The base plate/mount on the R10 has two countersunk holes for attaching to an R series rotator. If one wants to screw the R10 directly to a monopod or pole of some kind, one has to purchase and additional piece of hardware called the Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1/R10 Pole Adapter. That piece has a central threaded hole that can screwed onto a monopod or pole and then the R10 is screwed onto that adapter.

Wouldn't it be simpler in many cases to just put a threaded hole in the center of the base plate/mount so that the R10 can be screwed directly to a monopod or pole without adding more hardware at the top of the monopod or pole?