We ask Matt Berggren (@technolomaniac) to envision an ideal world of product creation.
Matt's Spartan 6 FPGA shield is on the Hackaday Store. Its build process is documented on Hackaday.io. You can see Matt's other projects on Hackaday.io/matt.
Matt works for SupplyFrame.
Wishbone is the open source bus system that Elecia likened to ARM's AHB/APB.