Everyone is excited at the new development that the Waldorf Electronics
company is willing to produce the board.
I think this is a positive development: This means that it becomes
quite a lot more likely that this will not remain vaporware.
we should note that for a commercial company, "cost-price" includes
things like overhead. Thus where the hobby-freaks say they can make
a PCB for a few tens of dollars, a company will calculate $$ board
production, $$ solder bath repayment, $$ secretaries, $$ telephone
In short the economists at a company are usually very good at finding
"reasonable" costs that have to be calculated into the costprice. This
way even the cost-price will prove to be more expensive than we tought.
Anyway, for me this is a clear sign that this discussion might turn from
vaporware into hardware!!! (and that's what we all want :-)