yes I agree with you. Icom never provide a function for transverter. Kenwood win the prize, because TS2000, TS255 and 455 (and more rig) have this function. It was nice to use TS2000 and read the relative right frequency on the display (2400,300-10.489.800 ;).
Icom seems don't have radio amateur in their engeneer staff
Now I have IC9700 I'm so happy about this rig. No regret to loose TS 2000...