It just occurred to me that there are these flashes on the market such as the Lumopro, Vivitar etc.. are geared for the "off camera flash community" but they still have a hotshoe on them.
Who would use these flashes on the camera? Would it not make more sense to make them more like a monolight that takes AA's?
I would rather see a solid 1/4" bolt connection on the bottom and side for a more solid mounting point to a lightstand. How about a few slots where you can pass a strip of velcro around to secure a radio reciever too.
There is a whole industry of knick knacks for workarounds because of these flimsy hotshoes.
What do you think?