Thanks for answering my ext drive question Jens, totally understand your reasoning.
I think people rather than complaining about what this board will initially lack should look to the future.
I'm sure this is just Jens first step toward creating a more advanced FPGA based Amiga. Once he's tested his motherboard out he can replace the AGA chipset with FPGA based equivalents. In the future if we're lucky we might even be able to upgrade this board, the chipset will be socketed after all.