Silly to you maybe, but not to me, or to the numerous other responsible hardware vendors who provide forward compatibility for their products. Have you never heard of device driver updates? If all the hardware vendors took your approach, that making their hardware "compatible with future products is silly", we'd be buying new hardware everytime a new operating system came out, unless by chance, the old drivers worked with the new OS.
I've got a data acquisiton board that I started with under OS/2, and proceeded to WinNT3.5, Win NT3.51, Win95, WinNT4, Win2K, and now WinXP, and that vendor has provided device drivers every step along the way. NO problems with Dual Core either. I have several other more commerical-type cards that I've been using since NT4, and those vendors have provided compatibility with future products as well.
If the MDP-130/MyHD dual core problem is a hardware issue that would require board design, I do sympathize with MIT. However, if it's just another software issue that could be fixed, I have no sympathy for MIT.
Lousy support isn't. Good support is.