Originally Posted by shuttlepilot
but if this becomes the norm in future products then you just lost a customer
...so you prefer to see different versions, causing even more cost? Look at RapidRoad: The X-Surf-100 version is not only cheaper by 30,- EUR because of a few cables. It's mainly the development that I've put into the clockport interface that you're paying the added EURs for.
With the ACA1221, you have the choice not to pay for certain features that also need to be accounted for in some way. If you think it's worth it, you pay the price. If you don't, you have a cheaper card that does everything you want it to.
The only reason to complain here would be to not accept paying for development cost. Is that what you're trying to tell me? Should I work for free?