I think this device remains a tough sell to the "consumer" market though.....I still think it's overpriced and it requires more management than it probably should.
I agree. I think Microsoft has bungled a huge opportunity here.
If the SP4 and the SB were highly reliable devices, Microsoft would be sitting very pretty now. They would have 2 beautiful showpieces for Windows 10. Instead, these devices are only for tech road warriors like us who are willing to put up with tech challenges because we really love the brilliant design of these things.
Now Windows 10 installation numbers are stalling and we face the prospect of Microsoft ramming Windows 10 down our throats using essentially coercive update tactics on Windows 7 and 8 users in July. Not a very pretty picture compared to what it could have been if these devices had worked the way they're designed.