There never is.
But I think most people can learn to live with a solution that they maybe did not prefer. I think his reason for not wanting to use a 44 pin connector is very reasonable though and I can only hope for a 40 pin connector as the next best thing (although this might encourage users to put 3½" HDDs in their A500?). Always assume that customers do stupid things and violate the instructions. That's how Toyota got their reputation for quality.