It would've been better if they never released the 2000, 3000, 600, or the CD32. I have a hard time understanding why Commodore never released a CD-ROM add on for the 1200. It would've been cheaper to do that, instead of releasing a home console like the CD32 at the most inconvenient time.
And sorry for sounding like an idiot, but was there any good reason why the ECS chipset was designed and released in the first place? Because I don't see one.