I'm going to have to disagree with you. If somebody already has a RPi or BB, then this board makes a whole lot of sense: it just stacks on top of your existing unit, both physically and logically. In Zynqland it'd take quite some effort to construct the abstraction layers that they seem to be building into this project; you have to do things like rebuild the FSBL and binfile and it gets to be a pain. There's a community of sorts but it's small peanuts compared to the RPi juggernaut.
I agree that the bandwidth between the PS/PL is really awesome and blows away the separate-chip solution. But lets get real: beginners don't need that kind of performance. It's better for them to have something that's encapsulated and somewhat friendly-fied so they can get their feet wet, rather than drowning them in arcana right out the gate.
I also don't think the MicroZed is a good idea for hobbyists, unless playing with Linux is all you're after. Most of the IO is on the high-density Bergstak connectors, which means that you either buy the official (limited) carrier board, or roll your own custom carrier. And since the main attraction of SoC/FPGAs like this is fast I/O and tight coupling, unless you're doing something relatively high-performance and willing to spend money on the requisite hardware development, it doesn't make sense to adopt this platform. I see MicroZed as a vehicle to speed up project development; not so ideal for the hobbyist.