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My Pi is awesome! Next on my list for it.
I have also wanted to checkout TI products for some time ę.. Edit\add; p.s: search the names of boards because most of the "(click here)" links suck, "please feel free to add your products."
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
I think the Banana Pi is supposed to be like a faster Raspberry Pi but I'm not sure of the user base and support. As I understand it the GPIO pins etc. are the same as the Pi but the CPU is dual core or something?
I like the Pi but I am annoyed I bought my B fairly recently -- just a matter of weeks before the B+ came out.
I wouldn't worry about the speed of the Pi, the whole points of an embedded system are more towards low end processing. If you end up needing large data transfers or signal processing and that stuff is too much for the Pi, then you would likely add a coprocessor to fulfill those types of capabilities.
If your intentions are to start talking over interfaces like SPI, I2C, CAN, UART, etc, then the Pi is fine.