I could reply to these post, but i don't because i totally disagree with most of your points of view, and we are not here to "fight".
and i will not contradict each arguments you provided, even if i could, because it will be too much work to explain, for nothing.
Phidgets makes great products and provides wonderfull support, no doubt !
...but 512MB NAND flash with access to full Debian repository is a joke without, at least, an onboard card reader (SD/SDHC/CF).
And why on board connectors ?? In my opinion, pin-outs with extends would be better : sorry, i am thinking real "embedded"
Well, nervermind, this SBC2 is not for me : real powerfull embedded SBC can be found elsewhere (based on the same CPU) and can easily be interfaced to 8/8/8 board.
I have many ideas for the future SBC3 but i guess Phidgets will not take care of it.
In brief, to me, this card is a joke regarding the price. But there is a product for everyone and everyone for each product....and perfect product doesn't exists, even if i think ideas i have in mind are closed to the perfect.
To conclude :
- if you understand nothing in embedded solution and Linux, and if you don't need "embedded" go to SBC2.
- if you understand what is Linux go elsewhere.