Well my XGS AVR system arrived today. Can't tell you much because I'm still far to new to all this. What I can say is that it looks like the board is well made, didn't find any poor solder joints. It's a lot smaller than I had thought it would be, compare to the size if the disk in the photo. It does come with a real Atmel programmer which is always a good sign. Looking forward to what it might be able to teach me about working with AVRs and C code.
Specs and stuff here:
If you decide to buy one, do me a favor and put this reference code in your order, might get me something somewhere along the line, though there is no official recommendation program for this product like there is with one of the other products. ORD200812272