If Select is not 32-bitted, it will only be usable in future under emulation (VARPC or a future Linux equivalent), which would result in the somewhat bizarre consequence that the main product of the company responsible for the platform's OS development wouldn't run on native hardware.
Now it may well be that an emulation-only strategy is practicable and defensible, even desirable, but if that /is/ ROD's business plan then I would hope they would make that clear. But their track record does not inspire confidence that such a pro-active approach will be adopted. Nonetheless, it is most important IMO that our main desktop OS developer has a clear strategy which they are prepared to defend and promote as required. Hopefully that will embrace modern native hardware in addition to any other solution.