Hello and welcome wifiguy.
In answer, no, it's usually polite.
There is a version of robin due soon, Antonio says it is in test, if it's up to the usual standard it will be good to run but like anything in development it will probably get even better.
There is another system that is _not_ robin, that none of us have seen, but the developer says its good. I don't know where there site or forum is though.
Nightwing have a firmware without a controlling dashboard.