I'd rather post an excerpt with the essential stuff - edited to make sense when reading from the top and leaving out the name of the helpful support representative:
>> (...) has been updated for greater reliability and to provide for future enhancements.
> Does the above imply that there are reliability issues with FW v. 1.90? If so, anything to be aware of?
> Also, are there plans of future enhancements not included in present consoles - dictating that we should
> await further enhancements before ordering our stations?
(...) There are no known reliability issues with 1.90, we are always updating the design and hardware
on our stations to keep up with current technology. At this point there are no plans for future
enhancements to our stations.
Why do you conclude:
And what to make out of the crap that the Davis rep. served on a silver plate?
Just another sad example of damned lies being served to customers.
1. You asked about reliability of firmware 1.90 and got an apparently-correct answer. You didn't ask about reliability of console hardware.
2. You asked (implied) if customers should quit buying current hardware and were told 'no'. What would you expect Davis to announce?
3. You were also told that there are internal changes to the console hardware. Do you have some reason to believe that's a lie?
Of course, we might make other/additional
assumptions about Davis' reasons. And we can easily observe and criticize that Davis has not publicly told the entire situation (compatibility, updates/downgrades, etc.). Lots of omissions of information. Lots of opportunities to jump to conclusions.
I just don't personally see any "crap" or "damned lies".
[Please note that I don't consider myself to be a "Davis fanboy", and that I said from the "green dot" beginning that Davis was creating a support disaster]