Hats off to Ian, we're really lucky that when a company lets their customers down, our community will at least support them. You really have to wonder whether MD were dreaming when they promised expansions for FireWire, RAID, 5.1 Surround etc etc.
What is the current situation with Microdigital? Are they still trading from Titus Street, or have they completely ceased to exist as a company? I'm not sure whether any future presence in the market would be positive, but at least they could provide some kind of user support and even assistance in projects like this.