Well so far so good. The ethernet is fixed, it runs my Dell 24" monitor at 1920x1200, the workaround for the graphics problem is found.
Only 2 issues remain: audio from the headphone socket, and it will not run WPA.
I have a few new items on the wishlist:
- to properly hibernate.
- turn off tap to click
- lid-down operation would be good. Maybe this requires wake on USB?