Wow that was a completely unnecessary rant.
That was borne out of frustration that:
1) There is no prospect of my exchange being permitted to take FTTPoD any time soon and
2) I'm a home worker with an employer happy to pay a fair whack for my connectivity and who requires it to be solid. I would be an obvious candidate for FTTPoD given I'm not at all shy about paying 4 figures for installation yet, due to the asinine nature of the product options, the retail prices I've had mentioned to me are 3 figures a month which my employer would balk at somewhat and quite rightly too. I can't justify that cost and I really shouldn't have to.