Reading the topic, all i understand is that cubitech as no interest to improve all their products, but prefer to use the last product as base to develop the next more powerfull one, and so and so...
In this case, what SSVB said as a reason, to improve the new board are needed skilled peoples, not newbies or users wich only want to play with linux.
Looked in this optic, all have a sense. There is a good software base, linux-sunxi, and even if it is not well explained it is not important, coz skilled ppls knows how to use all that software.
There are only a couples of mistakes, imho:
1) 95-97% of cb buyers are not skilled (babysitter-needing) ppls, and if cubitech wants/needs to sell it's products, must show theme more respect and give theme a real full support for all the products, not only the last;
2) if peoples don't want to waste his time, and want a product wich works with no prolbems, no workarounds, and at full power, simply don't buy a develop board. Much better a mini-itx board with an atom and a full supported graphic/wifi/bt card....less work for all...developers may continue to develop without babysitting, and users may use their board without babysitters.
Easy, simple....and all live happy
Personally i bought a cb to replace my old nslu2, wich has only 32mb of ram and a 266mhz cpu, to use it as router and server; for mediacenter i bought a fanless mini itx, wich works great. For me have no sense to buy a powerfull cb than cb1. Overall because seems that Rpi now has a full hd working xbmc