The point of this "dumb" thread, to me, is that in the opening question the underlying impression was Arturia had a one year jump on mini MS-20 and Sub Phatty and blew a big volume sale because of production and distribution issues.
Yeah, Arturia did miss a windfall there.
Absolutely agree with both the point of the thread and your interpretation.
This isn't a dumb thread at all IMO: it's finally one that tackles headon a synthy related subject without degrading into pointless versus battles. (A nearby watering hole has gone beyond the usual analog/digital fisticuffs and is now arguing 'surface mount' versus 'through hole' discrete analogue componentry. Soon we'll be anonymously arguing over electrolytic versus ceramic capacitors or something equally minutiae, like tantalum versus aluminium film...)
Arturia could have had my money a year ago, but I got a refund off the preorder list. Again 4-5 months ago, I rang with credit card in hand, but the limited stock had run dry well before my phone call. Korg, however, will likely ship these in by the relative bucketload - maybe not quite so good for resale (synth investors take note) but fantastic for scratching an analogue itch at short notice. And, like the microKorg, once these start showing up on many stages then success will breed success: all the cool kids will want one.
Anyway, silver mica capacitors are teh best, obviously.