"Interesting, just found a post that says exactly the opposite of this thread and it's only from the beginning of this month:"
Only time will tell.
I started this thread only because ESS asked me if there would be interest. There is a lot of interest.
ESS has also told us they'd watch this thread. They have posted on this thread saying they're going to look into this.
Quite possibly they started to consider this based on the number of inquiries they've received recently, yours included.
Again, ESS said they're looking into it and only time will tell.
ESS - it looks like we have about 45 people who are pretty serious about this (yes, I counted). Is that enough interest?