@ Mr. John Smith, I'd have to say that if it's higher than $80 -85 I am going to have to think about it even though it seems to be all I want with the exception that its not a plug-able module. Reason being is that currently the GHI module does not include the PHY onboard (unless I am wrong) , so any design I would need I would have to also add those component costs as well.
Like skeller pointed out I am still interested in the new Computer module from RPI, even though trying to get information from them on the last CM was a nightmare. This is why GHI may be worth the higher cost because if you do run into a jam at least you can talk to someone to get help. getting help from RPI.... FORGET IT !
FWIW i was pumped about the Edison, but they still have not gotten SPI to work with DMA, When they first came out, I talked with one of the engineers at Intel who worked on the Edison. Get this, there were only 2 employees that made that, so there is NOT allot of support for it as we can all clearly see from the lack after all these years it's been out.
Currently my love right now is the ARTIK 5, which I hope they will soon start selling.