Just finished reading a good chunk of this thread. There are a couple of things that have not been addressed. The bigges issue I have is with the primitive user interfaces! It seems that all the development dollars go into hardware
and the software
is thrown together after the fact
I have used IslandTime PC and have been very happy with their support! My first two devices where Bullets. The software
was generally ok (not good but usable). Both Bullets died a mysterious death. The first was replaced under warranty but the second one expired well past the warranty. They both do the same thing now - lights on, nobody home.
I contacted IslandTime for a replacement but they now sell the 'wave' which seems easier to support. I bought two units, just in case
Unfortunately the software that runs the 'Wave' system is several steps below the Ubiquity software for the Bullet. Very frustrating when you can't (or haven't been able to figure out) sort the available signals by status (open or closed) and signal power. Even more frustrating is connecting or disconnecting from a signal and having to wait 20 to 30 seconds (seems like an eternity) until the software gives you feedback that it succeeded (or not).
I am looking around for another system in the future but will pay more attention to the operating system (kinda hard to know until you buy though).