Apologies for not catching this thread on the other side of the fence.
Yes, price and compatibility-unless I was sitting on some dead hardware with no future of becoming full up system again due to board failure... might be a different story from that perspective. I am sure the cost is scaled appropriately for the limited scale of economies-but daddy warbucks isn't going to cover that for me. I might regret that some day if I land a bunch of 128 hardware. That's just not looking likely at this time.
I think all the "re" boot modern board stuff is seriously exciting. Especially on the Amiga side where there has been a ton of dead stuff as a result of battery damage. And, if you were looking for some future proofing or doing a lot of repair work requiring a test platform, this would be totally justifiable.
Then there is the bling factor. I guess some people are attracted to sexy clean hardware with acrylic cases and LED blinkenlights. But...that wouldn't be anyone here, right?
jk, bud. I get it.