@ VersaModule - No worries you are not going to get on my bad side, unless you say something about my kids.
#1) It's an ecosystem of products, with different partners. The pricing for the ecosystem must make sense for the entire family of products and not just one particular product.
#2) When determining the price of a product there is a lot more to consider than the physical price of the components.
#3) You currently can't make a fair comparison the OSD3358x family of products to the BeagleBone in pricing because of form factor and how the product is used.
#4) IMHO, I disagree with that and the razor analogy. I think that while you may look at it that way, the general "development board" customer view it differently. I could be wrong but what is the likely hood of that! :whistle:
I agree that Raspberry Pi f*ed it up for everyone else. There is no way they could sell for $35 if they weren't a non-profit and worked out a "helluva deal" with the chip manufacturer.