Your "use our product" might have worked better if you were providing raw
flash for the semi-mass-market (i.e. LWN readers, who are willing to pay
over the odds, but not hugely).
However, you're providing... an apparently closed-source FTL. The very
thing that the article you followed up to is (rightly) criticising. (Of
course if it *is* open source, well, that's nicer but we still need raw
flash to use it with.)
Pardon me for thinking that you didn't read it very carefully.