With all due respect, David is just asking for our opinions with this poll. This information is good for determining how many units to produce. Close to 40% of the 228 poll participants want the x8 to come out first. If 40% of the 20,000 facebook group members want the system, then as much as 8,000 units would be in demand. That is not to say the x16p wont come out later.
I would rather see the Vera Cartridge for the C64 instead of the X8. There is a large market for existing C64 users that don't want to buy a new machine, but would spend money to upgrade their existing hardware.