What I can tell you is that this forum is only a small part of it. They are working on a lot of great products and deals....which is why they are here at SEMA...
Take the APR VW running StreetDeck software: http://www.goapr.com/VW/news/sema_gti.html
Take the collaboration with Intel, with VW, and the newely awarded 'Best New Mobile Electronics Product' at SEMA the VMOD: http://www.streetdeck.com/press.php
The VW: http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/27/i...ration-at-idf/
I'm seeing people complain about it not working, but I'm not seeing anyone say exactly what isn't working.
I'm talking to the lead developer, this guy has spent 4 years on StreetDeck, apparently he's DYING to get feedback on it and know what people are running into. But the only thing he's seeing is 'It didn't work', no one cares to go into any more detail, no one can provide him with exactly what they were doing, or anything that is necessary to trouble shoot and debug...
Regarding the $99 price for the package without the maps, look for it to happen real soon... Ya'll can thank me later
Things will change on the front page, just keep in mind that mp3car.com isn't some multimillion dollar corporation. This is a start-up company with astronomical potential. They have an incredible amount of interest being shown on all fronts (store as well as street deck).
Short end of the story is that they are working on a lot of things. To think you know exactly what this company is doing is to be naive. Rather than complain about it all the time, why not do something to try and improve it? Why not help find the new products that you want to see on the front page? Why follow? Why not try and lead?