I'm planning on phase 2 of lights for next year. If I have found all the right forum threads on the matter, I think this is the current deal:
Vast FMT212R is still available, but no new firmware for quite awhile.
Xlights scheduler no longer supports RDS, need to use FPP to run show.
People like the vast and haven't discussed it much lately, so no news is good news?

Any other low budget options? I only need to get 200 ft ;)