mripley: "if that Omega with an XScale appears it would make a huge difference"
We were told that at least *something* ARMtwister related would be demonstrated at the RISC OS Expo 2004.
Yet again, this failed to happen. So that's a big "if".
"I suspect if you were to compare ongoing sales of RO5 versus Select"
... then you might have to include Castle's sales *outside* the enthusiast market, and thus you would end up with a rather different picture. (Quite apart from the fact that it's pure speculation, and the evidence we do have seems to contradict it).