I think the "WOW" factor will be hard if not impossible to recapture. The A500 had so many points of WOW in it its not funny, production s/w, light weigth and _truely_ multitasking OS, awsome multimedia and games, custom H/W for different tasks. It was considered WOW because nobody came even close to delivering all that in one neat cool looking package! Now on the otherhand as Oscar says its all been done. Sure many of the above things could be done better, some a hell of a lot better!! I think the A500 will remain the sole owner of the "Wow" factor for a long time to come, if not for good.
The Amiga One sounds great and I hope it goes a long way! Indeed another great article Pyro!