I’m really quite torn on this issue between ‘I don’t mind’ and ‘It’s a waste of your time’. While I applaud the efforts and sentiment I also question how beneficial it is to carry on with it too.
you are much better spending time with more OEMs and getting manjaro shipped as a pre-installed OS like you have with the spitfire. Additionally, if you could do so with desktop systems and more modest i3 or upcoming AMD Ryzen based APU notebooks for example in addition to the premium stationX spitfire model, you will of course increase the user base further. not everyone has the funds to spend on a notebook starting at £1k.
Reason being, how much longer will the affected legacy hardware actually be economically maintainable? spare parts for systems from even a decade ago are becoming much harder to source and therefore more expensive. So, factoring this scenario into the equation, how long do you really want to carry on supporting 32-bit architecture as a community project before it gets to the point you only have double or single digit users for that architecture?
64-bit hardware is already flooding the refurbished pc market and being shipped to the third world where redundant 32-bit hardware used to be.