If you don't mind the long shipping times you should definitely check out Aliexpress. They sell those sticks for a fraction of the price. But yeah, Adafruit sells some neat stuff, but luckily I've found a german reseller
Python is not that hard, actually. It's a clean, nice-to-learn language. I'm about to look at the colour-led-stuff as soon as my PocketCHIP arrives
@Inunah, of course you can use reusable skins. But that would be a hard task. You have to print it, for example, in NinjaFlex (a deformable and bendable filament) or maybe we can airbrush the case.
It would be nice, if we can add a tripod mount to the case and some attachments for a SDR. Scanning ham bands on the fly