S. Williams - my 71% is based on all the users of RO3.7,4 and Select running the OS on a RiscPC (a reasonable assumption). It is these owners that are likely to upgrade their hardware if the applications have developed enough. Now here's an if I posted on CSAMisc today. "If" the Omega is released with a fully functional Xscale then 71% of the current userbase has a hardware and OS upgarde path that is fully compatible with their existing hardware/OS/applications. The Iyonix/RO5 path would be a dead end since a developer has a choice either 71% or 20%, a no brainer. The Select side also has the added advantage that the current emulation users can upgrade to an Xscale with no software issues.
If the OS paths are merged such that Omega and Iyonix are running the same OS then neither path is a dead end. However this has to happen asap before the differences become too great. I think most people want this.
If Select is being developed to the point where RiscPC hardware is an issue (re Julians point about thumbnails) then , to me anyway, it suggests that the developers know something.....like a functional Xscale card for the Omega ?