As I said on other forums: I am glad that Maserati finally ended this toxic relationship/ownership with Ferrari.
It might have made sense 20 years ago when Ferrari took control of Maserati, but years have proved that it wasn't the best decision in long term.
Maserati - a company with a rich heritage - had nothing to gain from this relationship. They've been downgraded to nothing more the "poor's man Ferrari" status, inheriting all the bad parts - reliability, price, service, and almost none of the good ones - except sound, everything else, performance, handling, quality, has been shadowed by Ferrari. This really attracted the wrong crowd of customers, which were mainly posers without enough money to afford a Ferrari.
I mean, since the late 90's when Ferrari took ownership, the company was barely alive until the 2013 introduction of new models which had less Ferrari tech. After the 2015 Ferrari's spin-off from FCA, which was nothing more than one of Marchionne's financial swindles, it made even less sense. They started paying Ferrari retail price for engines that literally make half the cars' value and they got a bad deal with the warranties - Ferrari was making double digits percentage profits from the engines they were selling to Maserati and Alfa. This couldn't go on, so they made the right decision.
I really hope their new plan of bringing the company more upmarket, as it should be, and starting their own line of engines - which they are perfectly capable of designing, will help them find their lost identity.