While Arristillius may have been harsh in his approach, I think the underlying concern of his post is valid.
"What was the point of resurrecting this thread 6 months after it was finished?"- is a fair question to ask, imo.
Unless someone has been in a coma or practicing Tibetan Monk chanting in the Himalayas for the past half year w/ no internet access, why now?
As for the PBC--- like the Thermapen, it has little appeal to me due to similar, and/or more versatile products (rt600C/WSM for examples) available for less cost. (I know this makes me a pariah).
Of course, whether a Brethren or anyone else builds/sells/buys these things makes no difference to me. Whatever gets you through the night, as they say.