I think you missing the question and it's a good one.
What reason would you have to use swos vs routers (except if you haven't managed to learn the difficult paths of the switch menu).
All switching is hardware (or should be) so there is no performance benefit.
RouterOs then has all of its built in advantages (routing for management etc).
Maybe it's something similar to ubnt edgeswitch and Unifi switch. Unifi switch fits a small portion of the market ( although small) but it fits it well, for everything else there is edgeswitch. With MT , swos is small, it only does switching, it's easier to maintain and par for par easier than RouterOs to setup. I just hope this breathes some life into swos.
The amount of 260gsps I buy is unreal. Would love a 24 port version
Can't you just install SwOS on 24 port CRS then? I mean well it's just OS. If you can install WRT on MTK hardware then why not SwOS? It's available from download page, anyone tried?
Just because it's an OS doesn't mean that it can just be installed anywhere, swos can only be installed on rb260/260gsp
While I understand the limitations, and I do, if u are looking for a really easy device to config that supports vlan, gigabit, port isolation and port locking swos is the way to go. While RouterOs supports these features, you can't say it's any easier to setup and sometimes that's important, not always but sometimes
Anyway, unless swos gets bumped up to support more features I won't be using it on the new crs