Because this hardware is too good at a $100 price point to let die. There are tons of phones just being released that have much lower grade components! Sure, we don't have quad core... but how does that matter when the only reason such raw cpu power is needed because carriers make such clunky roms? A used HTC Amaze absolutely kills a brand new Galaxy s4 lite phone besides the raw cpu speed, and they go for the same price! Marketing sure has a funny way of working doesnt it?
I say lets keep this device alive for all of us realistic users! I will never carry a device in my pocket so expensive it needs insurance, but that doesnt mean I have to use an inferior product.
Running SpeedRom 9.0beta. Best I can find so far, it blows ARHD away thats for sure. A few minor things dont work, mainly various HTC apps, but whatever. Cant get enough of that speed and battery life!