in 2008 we hadn't heard of the RGB pixel mega tree. In 2009 just another mega tree, in 2010, we installed some pretty large scale commercial shows, in 2011 we saw widespread deployment of pixels domestically.. THeres a trend, and in 2012 i think you'll start to see some pretty huge domestic installations who start to get scaling issues.For 99% of users it won't be an issue.
Eight universes in total on the wire?When I was doing some initial testing with the WIZ5100 chip, I found that I could do 6 universes of E1.31 by running the chip in raw mode and letting the cpu handle the packet inspection. But instead I decided to go with one universe per hardware socket. This limited me to 4 universes, but since the packet inspection is all done in hardware rather than having to be handled by the CPU, the presence of large numbers of packets on the LAN doesn't cause a problem. The WIZ5200 should be good for 8 universes. Everything is a tradeoff.