Multiple product attributes, but only one requires alternate images = PROBLEM
My Products are typical womens' dresses. Each product comes in two colours, Red or Black, and 5 sizes, 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14
The red dresses have a different image to the black, and each product has about 5 images per colour. The different sizes per colour do not need different images - they obviously use the same image per size. Colour and Size both need to be selected as Product Attributes to make use of the Commerce Cart functionality.
There seems to be a HUGE problem with making this typical product setup streamlined in Commerce using Products and Product Displays. I'm keen to set it up in the "truest" fashion, ie, 10x Product entities covering all variations, all displayed in a single Product Display. But whichever way I turn (Bulk Product Creation, Inline Entity Form, or just creating Product entities manually), I have to upload the same 5 images for each of the 5 sizes and then do it all again for the other colour! That's a crazy system to present to the client.
It's like the system is tripped up when there's more then one set of attributes, particularly when only one set of attributes requires the change in image.
Not to mention I have to import legacy data of about 300 products using Feeds, but that another mind-f$%# all-together. At the moment I'm just wondering how this is DESIGNED to work in Commerce.