People who don't like the locked features can pretend they are not there. And then they can surprise themselves with a feature when suddenly some money shows up. I also read the locked features can be "tested" 10 times without code. A very low spec cheap card that can be upgraded to a very low spec cheap card is what I see here. As for hacking it, I am sure it will be done, one card after the other.
Personally the only usecase I have for such a card, was if there was an ACA for CD32 expansion, I would really appreciate that. My A1200 systems already have Blizzard cards.