Stewy: I wish I could say otherwise, but it doesn't look like they are very much closer at all, apart from the oh-so-nearly-ready networking, which has taken nearly a year to get ready.
Is there any reason to think USB/SCSI won't take as long again? As for the ARM twister, they say they're doing a whole new design to replace the (now dated) 80200. How long will that take? What about the software and OS changes needed to make this thing work?
there are still many questions about the functionality of the ARMTwister which remain unanswered.