Pull your finger out WD and load these guys up. These themers are an invaluble asset to your company and the best you can do is get them to skrimp and scrape for Kudos…
Make it worth thier while, show them that thier work doesnt go unnoticed by you. If he wants a NAS even if its just to sit on, get the man a **bleep** NAS, if he wants a spare hub to use for testing or even use it just to play frisbee with his dog, get him another freaking hub. I cant even imagine how many storage devices and media players these guys have sold for you.
If you bothered to read the ‘No ETA’ thread you may have noticed that you almost lost him, dont let that happen.
Im pretty sure a multi national, multi million dollar company such as your self can afford to load up a dozen guys on ‘your’ forums with all the coolest **bleep** you have available