You have my support Adam, do your thing man! My biggest (well, only really) complaint with the X1 is the lack of pitch control slider(s). I even bought a Denon DN-SC2000 for its pitch slider, but I don't like the fact that you have to toggle back and forth to access deck B. Having two sliders would be killer.
Good luck with your project, and I hope you can raise the funds you need to get started on my limited edition unit #1.