"Why does El Reg keep churning out these non stories about this pointless hybrid of junk."
... because people keep reading them I guess. A lot. If you don't like it, then don't click on the link... and don't waste time adding a comment. What are you worried about, wasting too many pixels on your display?
... and people like me shouldn't waste time commenting on you wasting time commenting.
Personally I think the white ones look shit, and a lot of turd brains just want to get something a bit exclusive. I prefer the silver ones (v1). A Brushed aluminium one would look really cool.