Re: New might not be better
I have seen the "upcoming product", and it's pretty good. There is truth to what you're saying, and I mostly agree, but there is a definite use case for this new one. Growth is much easier, things snap together, both at a hardware layer as well as a software layer.
The new appliances are most definitely changing the way IT is purchased. Lots of companies are going to be going hard at it in 2016 - hyperconverged will be a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy IT landscape .