I think Gordon is planning a smaller, cheaper espruino, to wick I am greatly liking forward to. There are some posts about it.
Re lack headers do you mean you'd the pin strip be included? I agree on that, but I'm glad it wasn't pre installed because I've been using several styles of pin strip.
I do kinda feel like there's room for two versions of the espruino - the expensive one with more pins and smd area, and the cheaper, smaller one that Gordon has talked about.
Just my two cents - I'm not normal, so I'm not trying speak for the world.