I'll start by addressing the very last line of your very thorough and thoughtful post (much appreciated, by the way) - only time will tell. Certainly the hope is that you'll feel pleasantly surprised by NQ in the coming months. We'll see!   Excellent suggestions re: build mode and E key functionality. If it's not too much trouble, would you mind posting the links to some of the power management suggestions here? You seem to be a fixture on these forums, so I figure you might have