IRT mavhc: There are places (allegedly) you can go buy fancy fast cars from. The number plates aren't original, there's no log book, and the VIN's have been removed. But they're fancy cars - so what the heck.
"What ROL have done wrong: Not made RISC OS 32bit", As publicised, all new components and revised components were made 26/32. "And then when someone else did..." ...as in PACE you mean? "...apparently attempt to do it again" ...you mean continue work in progress on a more advanced and in any case entirely different source tree? I'm glad they have!
You clearly have no idea what is or has been going on. AIUI, IMJ does. The problem being that most concerned are either under NDA or just don't want to speak out. Reality is in the hands of lawyers, and "spin" is in the public domain.