You're here telling everyone about the advantages and disadvantages of the products you're familiar with, and try to imply the same expertise to the Tridium product which you are WAY behind the curve on. You're trying to do the old smoke and mirror trick. You're trying to mis-lead everyone about the importance of any one item.
Who gives a sh!t about you LON IP? Besides you. You need it, I don't. You need it because you're operating in a much more restrictive 'box' environment. Trid boxes operate outside of your 'box', way outside. Don't be so sure of the LON device count that you tossed out earlier either.
You know it, and you hate it. That's why you try to trash AX so much. It must be hurting Loytec's bottom line, or you've been tasked with growth and this is your strategy.