Tell us about the support, not just the hardware
> It peaks at 472GFLOPS, we're told, and consumes about 5W to 10W.
Given the size of the heatsink on that puppy I'd say it's expecting to suck much more than 10 Watts.
And as with all these sorts of product, the success or failure will depend completely on the level of support (both from the manufacturer and user community) that it gets. The documentation, development tools, examples and ease of use are crucial. We saw this with the RPi: there are much better boards out there - cheaper ones, too. But the RPi dominates because of its community - not because of its technical capabilities.