If you pick quality products it can all last forever. A phone can easily fall off its mount and into a cup of coffee. Accidents can happen to anything. Anything man made can be destroyed by things like vibration, including a phone. So far my OPUS hasn't let me down, i guess because its a quality part.
PS: mayhembdm666, your right, I have to reset my Touch PRO at least every two weeks.
OMG the debate can go on and on till no end. What efficiency are you talking about? i drive an SUV.............. Smaller footprint? It all depends on the needs of the user. Unless your the god of what a Car PC should be and know better, that foot print cr@p is garbage. My car is built around each passenger, what they want to do and not to be tied down to do one thing in a shared environment. I built it 100% for practical use, my practical use and the passengers that drive in my cars, practical use.
Now that you think you found a perfect solution, the PC is now limited and have all these problems. Well you spent 10 years playing with it, so obviously you saw some good then. It may not have worked out for you in the end, but that doesnt mean its not going to work for others.