We are seeing a lot of excellent ideas that could be useful in the future but if too many people say they are not going to buy it now because it doesn’t have a certain feature today (the so-called deal-breaker), then Framework may not be here long enough to be able to provide that feature in the future.
Don’t forget that two years ago Framework was just an idea in the mind of Nirav and others. They have brought it forward in an incredible way in such a short time. Unlike the large well-known brands, they are not a jack of all trades - but they are a master of one. And if this all pans out as we want, we early adopters will be able to be proud of our part in achieving their success and contributing to a better world. For the moment we should be satisfied with what is available - and that includes the ability - and invitation - for those of us capable enough (and that is not me) to produce (and sell) other types of expansion cards.
Yes, if you cannot live without a trackpoint or absolutely have to have a 15.6" screen, then maybe this isn’t for you but to me a processor is a processor. Maybe AMD/Ryzen would be a bit faster, maybe a GPU would be nice and help the gamers or video editors among you but, if you are willing to compromise (and I have never found a laptop in the past that did not involve some element of compromise on my part), then we can play a part in making Framework successful enough to be able to expand its offering.
Now who will be the first to shoot me down?