[beagleboard] (request) normal VGA/DVI/HDMI ports

Limited space? Yes space is limited. And believe it or not, it would cost more to add VGA to the board than HDMI.

As to being more expensive than the BeagleBone Black, you have to admit the BeagleBone Black is pretty inexpensive.

http://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=BeagleBone_Black_Accessories#HDMI-VGA_Adapters

Gerald