I was mightily disappointed with the bonus material on all discs. Agree with your post about ex:el in particular.
The tracks are good for non 808 collectors who are perhaps listening for the first time but there was precious little extra for us long-time fans.
Good job we have the globalstate tracks and the state 2 state discs have been a great idea. Still waiting for vol 3 but think it might be a while.....
I'm just greedy for unheard 808, there must be a load of unreleased stuff kicking around in Graham's archives, although he does treat us well, and not many other bands are as generous.
Frustrating to know that new material from the band (still in existence in one form or another) is never gonna happen. Mind you any collaboration with Graham and Gerald would be well received I'm sure