Yes, the proposed machine sounds like it would be faster than Iyonix which is the point at which I'll buy.
Sorry to hear that the A9's still got issues. It was of no appeal to me as it wasn't a step on from what I already had. I know you're very interested in USB so I can see that problems with the stack would irritate and frustrate.
I guess the problem is that the pace of development in the rest of the computing market is relentless and the A9 is already starting to seem like an older machine...