Nigel commented on my slow provisioning post. I have to agree that Device Manager has its faults. I'm doing some work on Device and Tuning Manager in the coming weeks as I'm installing both on VMware guests. So, I should have some performance feedback.
I added Loads-a-space from Enfield Software to my proposal as the inferior product, got my approval and my purchase. It helped that my boss was Canadian and didn't know much about British Comedy.