Once it's all in once place it makes day to day work flow much easier and there are fewer context switches.
Of course getting hold of a RaspBerry Pi will be tough, but once you have done that it's all done
If are not happy with the way this is being handled. And you live in the UK. You can always write to your MP.
there is a great website:
Which makes it really easy. Simply enter your post code, select your MP, then write them an email.
I've had positive results doing this in the past. If enough people agree then your MP will take notice.
"Well, it don't make the sun shine, but at least it don't deepen the shit." -- Straiter Empy, in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban