Well thease kind of boards stay and fall with software support and community.
Thats something all Cubieboards dont have. They get no updates or images from the manufactor. Ally you get are images someone that did buy a product from cubietech made.
I had good hopes for the Cubietruck to be a nice Desktop PC that runs Linux or be a nice Media station, but it never really got there. There are images that provide something but most of em are limited, not user friendly or missing thing you cant really add.
I even tryed the latest delivered Android Image but i could not even use the Truck for Netflix ( it runs but stutters ).
All you can do is to use it for some server projects.
In a german IT magazin they did review the Cubietruck plus and its was pretty crappy.
The sata port is feeded over USB they said, because if that the transfer is pretty slow. They said the Banana Pi was delivering much more speet over sata. Also the Heat sink on CT+ cant cool the processor down, it need active cooling.
If you need some nice Mediaplayer or simple desktop PC there are serveral options with better hardware (Intel Atom, more Ram, USB3 port, better Wifi ect.) and even activated Windows 10 for less money.
Take the Beelink Z83 for example.
Really who wants to pay more money on hardware that get no real software support and becomes less and less atractive because there are better options?
If you want to do dye projects the Raspi 3 is the way to go, it can also boot from USB now.
Well and less face it the CT+ will not get any better software support then the CT.
If you ask me buying a CT+ is a bad decition and im utterly dissapointed from the CT.