When you start making silly statements about selling components as you did, then we should see exactly which components you are trying to sell. There are only the few I mentioned. Instead of being so smart about it, you could respond directly.
This is what I'm talking about... I'm not talking about value, I'm talking about upgradeability options. But if value is what you treasure most, how can that hold up if older Mac Pros are not given any chance of compatibility or upgrade options...? You tell me... am I exaggerating...? And I bet you don't even own one...
You are not the customer for this machine.
This is a commercial workstation, not a consumer machine. Customers for these machines, by and large, keep them for a while, for a specific purpose. They don't worry about upgrades. They buy new ones when the old machine is no longer meeting their needs.
It's also not Apple's fault that you bought the machine 6 months before a new standard for the industry was introduced. Do you feel as though it's only Apple's customers who buy a machine shortly before new machines come out that obsolete them? I'm trying to point out that this happens everywhere, and you just want to pin this on Apple.
We all know that Apple's graphics board selection sucks. Few people here have ever denied that, except for one or two.
I don't see how you're dead in the water though. Not upgrading to a newer board doesn't mean you're dead in the water.
Earlier, I was trying to point out that this is nothing new for the entire industry, but you don't want to hear. You just get nasty when it's pointed out.
You'll bet what? You don't know anything about this site, or the people in it obviously. You certainly don't know anything about me. That's obvious too.