At last some more reasoning in here. Reading through this thread, at times, made me feel depressed.
Simucube1 still is such a fantastic piece of kit. I love the fact that there is access to Granity and the comprehensive wiki provides all the information to tweak the hell out of it, plus we get the wireless module still. That is commitment to customers in my book. Because, putting aside sales pitch and to be in line with (questionable) EU allowances on power consumption and efficiency figures, the wireless module is the one thing that really would have separated SC2 from SC1.
GD has seemingly evaluated the market, and decided that its worth bringing out a fully integrated, neatly packed solution in the form of Simucube 2, directly aimed at Fantecs Podium. Everything readily setup, no more need to tinker around. This is just great for simracing, but does not take away anything from Simucube 1, at all