"Yes I have seen comments from some people to the effect that they would buy an Iyonix only when Select became available. If everyone had done that there'd be no Iyonixes available and being able to run Select on them would be moot."
Er, and? I don't see how your point has anything to do with what I've said.
"Iyonix's success was acchieved by those who bought and were not deterred by Select not being available".
Again, I don't see how this has anything to do with what I've said. People are buying the Iyonix because it's an excellent machine, that does not mean that they don't want Select features to be made available to them.
Why is everyone so negative about Select all of a sudden? The politics that go on between Castle and ROL have nothing to do with the value of Select. And as I've almost said before, I really don't care if there are people who don't like what Select offers; there are people out there who do want to have it on their Iyonix PCs and wish for ROL to realise that fact.