>You're right, the comparison of new machines _isn't_ relevant. The comparison which is, is Acorn's precendent for actually delivering products (and indeed upgrades, which is the topic of this coversation), and which Castle have continued (and ROL, just for completeness).
Hold on. Just who are the rightful heirs to the Acorn throne? After all, Acorn failed to bring us Phoebe, Stork (a portable) and the highly speculative, but rather nice Newspad.