We are aiming at different targets. I'm aiming at power users and linux users, you are aiming lower than that, to more common (windows/apple) users.
Both are legal targets, issue is that we need to make something that isn't insulting for power users while being easy enough to comprehend for common users.
(I personally don't think many common users will actually know what a "firmware" is nor care of most of LEDE's points, if they get a crappy/unstable device they are just buying another from a different brand. Hence why I'm not targeting them)
[quote="richb-hanover, post:11, topic:270, full:true"]* "Stable" doesn't really tell a reader much. "Lack of stability" is a problem, but most newcomers won't recognize it by that name. "Rebooting the router a couple times a week" - now that's something that I recognize (and hate, and wish would go away.) Saying that most people never need to reboot a LEDE router shows a real benefit.[/quote]Ok for a more dow-to-earth explanantion, but I've never encountered large quantities of routers that needed to be rebooted frequently to workaround issues, so that claim might be seen as lying about competitors, which is usually bad practice because reasons.
If you find something that rings true and is also easy to understand, I'm ok with adding it.
[quote]* "High performance" - every manufacturer touts high performance, so it doesn't mean anything, nor is it a problem. Lagging out - now that's a problem. And if LEDE can stop lagging out, I'm all for it.[/quote]As-is, LEDE isn't performing significantly better than commercial products for common users (for many it even goes worse, because open drivers are less performing than closed ones or some features are unsupported), so I'd say this will again look like a lie.
Don't take me wrong, but if you tote "higher performance" people will expect faster Internet or better wifi coverage, and this isn't usually offered by LEDE (for Atheros chips it's getting better when they merge the patches of the "make wifi fast" team, but again that's not something a common user is likely to notice).
[quote]* "Features" - again, not a benefit that anyone would understand. But calling out the specific benefit that flows from a feature (e.g., Secure your traffic against snooping (a benefit) comes from the VPN "feature"; separating Guest from home/office Wi-Fi is a benefit that comes from an easy-to-configure firewall feature; etc.)[/quote]That's fine to add examples to explain, as long as it is stuff with a working luci-app, and as such is usable by the target of your statements.
You probably have missed that the points above were "cool stuff we can do from command line but there is no luci-app for them yet".
[quote]* "It's fun!" - for the people reading this forum, that's a definite benefit. But for most people who just want a good router at home, this does not sound anything like fun. So I would be tempted not to list this as a benefit.[/quote]I never placed a "fun" anywhere. Running LEDE isn't "fun", embedded devices are infrastructure for people's lives. You notice of infrastructure only when it does not blend in or breaks.
[quote]* Open Source. Yawn. So it's free... Again, except for the price, not a benefit.[/quote]As said above, I'm stating that "All of the above points are possible because LEDE is part of the Open Source community".
I'm doing what I can to show that Open Source isn't just "free", but a prerequisite for the above points.
[quote]PS I think these benefits can be "aspirational". That is, even if LEDE doesn't offer a benefit today (because that package is crashing this week, or perhaps hasn't even been integrated yet), we can write the home page with the same sense of "knowing it's gonna happen", just as we write about offering a stable version for LEDE. Not this month, but soon.
[/quote]Ok but let's not go overboard with wisful thinking. See above, you risk writing things that will be seen as lies and shooting yourself in the foot.