1 Gbps LAN and 2.5 Gbps WAN. I'd call that odd instead of "pretty good".
Considering how warm the Brume can get, I imagine that this one, as small as the Brume and with holes on only one side will be hotter.
GL.iNet has just started taking pre-orders for the Brume 2 security gateway starting at $49 for the GL-MT2500 and $59 for the GL-MT2500A. Note those are quantity and time-limited offers, after which the prices will be $69 and $89 respectively.
Is there any sort of timeline on possible OpenWrt support for this device? Is the new SoC a hold-up?
Secondary question, once it is supported, is it likely that one could swap the LAN and WAN ports in OpenWrt (i.e. use the 2.5 Gbps port for LAN and 1 Gbps for WAN)? Or is there a hardware reason this won't work?
If I were willing to donate a device, how would I go about finding a developer that is willing and interested in doing this? I really have no idea how the community works here or who the major device-support contributors are.