I was trying to compromise with Haibu's desire for nothing on the front, but with at least basic functionality on the front, haha. Everything's going to end up on the front anyway. Boris already ordered buttons and buttons don't make any sense on the back. I think Haibu doesn't like it, hehe. Well, mayhaps he can pay a little more for his own fancier custom case if boris didn't mind? I like minimalist looking stuff, but I also like the mad scientist contraption DIY look as well, and I already think it's amazing that boris is even doing this in the first place so I won't be too picky :)
And yes, when in state Y they would both be powered on, but acting as separate units.