And I do apologize that I have to ask these questions, but there is no first 10k initial batch to motivate me anymore, so it would be great to have some other reason why to work on this in high priority.
That sounds a bit harsh, but it is actually a good question that Juhapekka asked. Is the R-Pi a platform that is ready for professional development? I mean, I think in many cases the border is thin between hobby project, open-source project and professional work. All of these can end up in making money or also can end up "just" being a nice community effort with no direct profit for anyone involved. And in the end it is not all about money, but also about learning, contributing, fun etc.
But, as a developer who is in the unfortunate situation that I have to turn around every penny (those who have started up a company know what I am talking about), even developing stuff for an "education / hobby etc." platform like the R-Pi has to have some chance for being a support at some point. I mean you know it, there are so many new platforms out there, some many new opportunities, that you could start diving into a whole new super-interesting field every day. But you can't, because time is limited. So you have to look for the good opportunities that have a potential to be sustainable.
The R-Pi looks like a great opportunity and that is I think also a reason, why many people of the Qt-on-Pi community have signed up. But, the whole project also is, at least by me, looked at a little bit carefully (given all the hype), because delays like the one we are experiencing now, are from an objective standpoint not a very good sign for sustained support etc. in the future. And that is why Juhapekka, me and others are so nervous, because we see a great opportunity and we would be sad if it didn't work out. And (@jamesh), it is not because we would like to receive our "freebees" earlier than anyone else.
Sorry for the long off-topic talk..