Thanks for the response. I hope I also didn't come across as being negative, but more of addressing points when people note that fault is somehow Samsung's.
I'd like to address this with the appropriate departments, and I've been watching carefully.
SamyGo themselves admits that they are "hacks", so it's not my term.
I agree that people do want options. But let me address those points.
1. Other USB devices need drivers, and if those drivers aren't available, then it won't work. The LinkStick is a simple solution that we know - in most cases - will work.
2. They were limited for a bit. I don't expect it to be permanent, and I believe they are currently available.
3. It's not being taken for a ride. Not everyone is a network expert, and this is something that the average consumer - who may or may not be savvy - can at least be assisted with. It's standard in that, if the router is compatible, it will work.
4. Differences are great. I've never put down any other device that works. Game adapters and wireless bridges work also, but we can't support someone else's connectivity, so we chose one device. We can support the LinkStick.
We don't have a list, and not all companies do. This is obviously a hot topic among some people in the forums, but it doesn't necessarily represent everybody, nor does it suggest Samsung is "fleecing" anybody. Some of the models that might be compatible aren't found in your average store. Retailers want this unit because it's a solution for their customers. Manufacturers don't set the pricing. If people want to shop around, that's fine.
This is our second year of having a wireless device on a television. The technology may evolve in the future. And I think it's worth discussing.