Hmm.. I'm not taking any side here but it really sounds stupid if the eCS demo CD wouldn't support SCSI, but in the article it says following:
"eCS boots from CD and can be run from the CD without installing to a hard drive, although only some hardware is supported (no SCSI, for example) and no networking is included in this mode"
I read this as limited only in the demo cd. But in the other hand I hope that You are correct about supporting SCSI on the Demo CD.
But regarding eCS to be a success or not I would still like to see some more press activities about eCS. So far I have not, at least here in Sweden, seen any magazines at all mentioning eCS with a single line!