Aplogies that this has taken a few days to do and write write.
Some now-hidden posts in this thread was extremely negative to the mere concept of these boards having been built. Incidentally, the person who designed and built them is a member here.
This attitude crops up from time to time and it's important to take a step back and remember a few things as we discuss things like this, especially when somebody presents a completed project that has already been designed, prototyped, built, and posted for sale, but even when somebody has an idea, and even in hack idea threads:
- Somebody took their own time and effort to do this.
- In this specific case, they happen to have built an entire motherboard for a computer older than some of us here.
- Just because you don't want something doesn't mean it shouldn't have been built or that there isn't a case for it.
In these situations specifically, if you don't like it, and feel the need to share, there's ways to do it, but it may be best just to curb the urge to post at all. The thing already exists. There may eventually be time for feedback to suggest possible changes, but the announcement thread probably isn't it.
As another thought, just generally, we hear a lot about the pricing on these things. I don't want to outright forbid talking about the price, but it's worth noting that pricing on these types of things is almost never designed for lots of profits. In general, nobody is getting rich selling reproduction vintage hardware, they're doing it for the love of the machines.