I don't think they'll be releasing the Zii Egg for consumers.
I guess my point really was that normally a device is developed to a point where it's considered to be market ready quality, then released. And subsequent firmware upgrades are offered in response to the stress-tests of real world consumer use. But that for the X-Fi2, the upgrades seem to have been more for playing catch-up, and that they're possibly PR driven, rather than for normal suppport.
For me, the X-Fi2 is a very nice little player, it's just weird how Creative is handling it.