For display I'd like to see VGA.
I'm not particularly fussed over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, GPS, gyros, accelerometers etc so an even cheaper board without those would be interesting to me. The price though with everything included is still a good deal though.
If you are not interested in the extra's: you can buy a normal AMD fusion mainboard for around the same price that has integrated dual core CPU, HDMI, VGA, SATA and gigabit LAN.
Yes, had seen those, but seemed to be more expensive ( than the proposal here ) for less and needed memory adding - may not have seen the entire range and best pricing though.
I suspect there are a lot of people like me who have wanted cheap PC's to do odd jobs but mini-ITX and the like have been too expensive to actually do it when fully priced-up. That leaves repurposing routers, NAS's, STB's, consoles and the like which are particularly lacking on the 'how to' front, and often with little community support or not enough support for someone with little previous experience. Beagleboards and the like are out there but equally expensive. Bifferboard looked good but limited memory, well, limited everything.
There's that forever present risk of 'bricking it' which also tempers willingness to try things, one thing the R-Pi won't have.
A cheap Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi or LAN and running Linux is probably all I need for what I particularly want to do; information status displays. The O2 Joggler would have been great but for lack of 'how to' and lack of availability. A Windows / Linux SBC with VGA output would be the next best thing. Low-cost is the primary desire, with some help available to actually do what I want.
The R-Pi probably fits all my headless and TV-connected needs, but it's that middle ground I'm after that it doesn't yet support. The Allwinner systems are looking interesting, as does the proposal here.
To be honest, I probably don't really care so much about what it is or any reasonable cost; it's whether I can achieve what I want. In one case ( a small requirement but of great importance for me ) I can do it with Windows and VB with the costs inherent in that, but still haven't got, nor found anyone who can deliver, a fully working Linux program in C. It's a few lines of VB6 program I have but cannot achieve the same on Linux. It's the frustration of that which is really holding me back from embracing Linux. But that's a topic for elsewhere.