I think Flex should stick to the current roadmap and work on delivering the features originally advertised.
A lot of us made the decision to go with the Flex 6 series because we wanted the ability to operate remotely. We are all techies in this hobby and I’m sure any of us could figure out a way to operate remotely one way or another, but we were willing to pay for an out-of-the-box solution.
Every release has added new features and enhancements, but the basic operation of the radio still does not meet the initially advertised capability of a networked radio. If the Flex radio was a car we’d be asking for fixes, new parts, and cool add-ons for the current model instead of saving up to purchase next year’s model when it comes out. I think Flex should devote all of their development effort to delivering the original capabilities and let their maintenance team work on fixing any true bugs. All of the great suggestions they are receiving should be evaluated by the business end of the company and rolled into the first upgrade that will cost money.
I’ve held about every title there is in the Software Development/Engineering field and if I learned anything over the years it was to stick to the original requirements. Everyone that walks through the door has a suggestion or complaint, some are very good, and some are a waste of time. All of them slow down production and introduce potential bugs and delays.
Just my 2 cents worth.