I agree to a point. It all boils down to do you have the time and resources. I’ve bought from Adafruit from time to time. Adafruit is more Micro Controller oriented. Arduino, BBC Micro Bit, and all the ones they produce in house. I bought quit a few breakout boards from them, and then struggled to get them working on a Raspberry Pi. All thier code and examples were for Arduino. A much bigger company than Pimoroni, from what I can tell anyway. And I think they have been at it a lot longer.
For the record, I don’t work for or have any affiliation to Pimoroni, or Adafruit for that matter. I just like hanging out here trying to help out. Pimoroni is now my new go to place for Pi stuff. Thier stuff “just works” on a Pi. Pimoroni seem to be much more Raspberry Pi orientated. Thats good or bad depending on how you look at it. I’m just getting into Arduino’s, and thier breakouts are a bit of a struggle sometimes to get working with an Arduino.
IoT isn’t a big interest for me personally. Not yet anyway. I had a go With Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT for the Pi and it was just a big episode of head banging. I’m sure the alternatives are much better, just haven’t had the need to go there.
Time to wait and see what somebody from Pimoroni has to say I think?