The market place is going to remain in flux till there is a mass release of the Model "A" machines.
I suspect this is going to be the primary choice for schools etc. just on price point especially when you may be buying 90 plus units that are not for resale.
Even then this scenario is speculation on my part.
Until then all we can do is highlight the good deals with good support and guide the Noob end of the Noob-Geek continuum towards the enlightenment end of the scale.
Discussions like the one going on here can only help highlight the users see that the best deals are to be found by shopping around.
You either buy your RPi from RS or Farnell and glean your parts from them or some other source or you buy some all in one package like the Maplins one and accept there’s a margin being made on the peripherals, not necessarily a big margin at that.
Noob is not derogatory the noob is just the lower end of the noob--geek spectrum being a noob is just your first step towards being an uber-geek
If you find a solution please post it in the wiki the forum dies too quick