This hub is an absolute fail.
No Firewire, but lots of USB2 (when all new macs already have a couple USB3 ports). And it's totally overpriced for what you get.
I'm not very optimistic that Thunderbolt will be around in a couple years - there are very few TB devices out there as it is, and the Pro Audio and Video industries have both basically chosen USB3 as the future for pros and semipros.
Unless Apple really kicks it into overdrive with their own peripheral and somehow locks out USB3's already dominant influence, I fear TB is a sinking ship.
Am I the only one who thinks Apple wasted a golden opportunity when they chose a new proprietary cable for iPhone/Pod instead of making them thunderbolt compatible? That would have but a Thunderbolt device (and cable) into every apple user's home kind of like how they got iTunes into everybody's home. That also would have given people hands on with TB and made syncing about 100x faster than it is now...