Just been thinking.
I have heard from more people recently that they have invested in some Gadgeteer kits from GHI, and never had them working, and left in frustration.
I have tried upgrading my boards now, to 4.3 and struggle to make everything work. I succeed but I can understand why most people give up.
The complexity has grown over the limit of what newcomers can comprehend and deal with.
There is thousands of posts, and the documentation is spread across in unstructured way. Take a look at http://www.netmf.com/Gadgeteer/gadgeteercore-documentation
I think that the players in this arena, mostly Microsoft and GHI would gain A LOT from cleaning up in their information and their libraries.
Its just not easy anymore to get started with Gadgeteering!