Nothing is perfect and sometimes things just don't work. I had a lot to say in the G3 Systems that work when Jon suggested I use that thread to to try and get my computer to play G3. Two and a half years later, I hired Fred Maher to look into the problem as a last resort. He collaborated with the techs at TASCAM and they collectively concluded that they do not know why G3 never worked on that computer. Their final advice was - use GVI.
So for the faint of heart and those who have financed endless tries - waiting for the pioneers to slug through G4 is good advice. Even then - you may be in for a ride you didn't want to take. I could be wrong - and I hope I am. Good luck with whatever upgrades and new machines you are getting into.
And thanks to all who offered suggestions to help me out.