@ Gus - Absolutely. NETMF (and therefore even more so TinyCLR) have enormous strengths, and they should be emphasized, because while not all of them are unique in isolation, they are unique in this specific combination. It's an immensely useful platform, but performance is not one of its particular strengths. However, when one of your customers asks,
The honest thing to say is, "no, because we don't expect there to be significant differences in the performance. We do however plan to provide X feature and Y feature and Z feature that were not previously available." When you say things like:
You're giving false hope and setting people up for disappointment. We're all grown-ups here, we can handle the truth. If we were looking for bleeding-edge performance, we'd be using other hardware and software combinations, after all.