madasahatter, I think what you mention is what most people what to say to JXD and other Chinese company. Here in China, manufacture are keen on re-designing handhelds from Nintendo or Sony. They can re-design any thing and sell them in a lower price. That is the advantage of Chinese manufacture. But they can not completely copy ideas from Nintendo, Sony or other big TOP 500 companies. It is forbidden and they will get trouble in privacy right if they do that. Thus, these Chinese manufactures will only design some part of the devices. But I think they know people's demand like they know the game rules on cloning.
It needs time for improving the product. But the bigger the company is, the slower they react. This is very common in China. It will cost a lot of time when a new idea push out and admired by the boss.
Anyway, I think you guys had given out very good suggestion on Chinese Android Retro Handhelds. I think there will be one device that meet your demand will come out in the future- as we said before, it needs time.