I will refrain from giving a snarky answer and guess that you didn’t fully understand my post. My suggestion is to recommend using QEMU, a virtual machine, as the target of a Monthly Release. Using QEMU with a defined configuration would allow for new users and beginner users of Haiku a good first experience. It would also give developers a known baseline for a “good enough” Monthly Release. For the advanced or experienced users, they know what they are getting into if they install on bare metal.
Why QEMU instead of VirtualBox? Based on forum activity, except for network configuration, people seem to have fewer problems running Haiku in QEMU than they do with VirtualBox.
That’s great! However not everyone has the same hardware configuration of what works for the developers.
Hopefully my old laptop will agree with you once Beta 3 has been released. Regardless, I will definitely trust your observation on this matter. Considering what seems to be an increase of hardware/driver related questions in the forum over the past few months, hardware expectations could be changing or it could just be an anomaly.