1.You can still buy hula hoops.
2. The likelihood of other companies discounting their tablets is a direct result of the fire-sale. (opinion, like your post,)
3. How good these are is subjective. Having bought one at full price, and coming from a Palm Pre-...I was pretty (and still am for that matter) happy with it. I ended up getting my $404 (price match refund for 32GB) back, and just happened to spot a few more on the shelf. I walked out of the store with $200 and change....and a second 32GB TouchPad.
4. Ports take time, I'm sure many developers took the wait and see attitude. Overnight explosion happened, what 2 weeks ago? I'm sure if any changed their minds, it will be a little while longer you until we see results. Cases in point: Picsel, and Splashtop. (again, partial opinion )
$549... I didn't complain.....$149, I didn't complain.
Maybe your expectations were set too high, I pretty much went in with zero expectations, and I'm happy with what I have
Although I agree with not supporting the gold-diggers (more are on the way)