Well...in retrospect...I guess I need to decide what plane I want and for what purpose before I can actually get anywhere or ask the proper questions. I did confuse some of my info that I based my original post/questions on...I should not be so tired when I post
At this point I'm leaning more towards the new ESO-E that there is no info on as of yet.
I was rushing to try and figure out what motor I wanted to have Neu build to replace my trusty 1509/1.5D that I destoyed. Right now I will just stick with that since it seems to be one of the most versitile motors. And since I'm not looking for a ballistic Hotliner setup, it may just fit the bill...time will tell.
If I find something about the ESO that causes me to decide against it, I may very well consider the Backfire as an option. When Bob gets them in, I will compare these two planes side-by-side and decide then.