I would not expect Mikrotik to spend time to make RouterOS run on a competitor's product like the nanostation. That does not seem to me to be in their best interest.
Instead I expect them to make their own low cost complete CPE to compete with it.
Remember that they are a business trying to make a profit. Don't expect them to go against this.
We have long time ago acknowledged that !
Since support is sometimes cutting the inspiration on newbies.
( I would'nt expect it either to see routeros run on ns, and I guess it would be very dificult do develop another new version for it. But it's a damn good radio in there and it's ready for all that he can in 5 minutes.)
For me, if I were a first time user of routeros, the bigger inconvenient would be the relatively large amount of work needed for bridging two remote networks, comparing it with the laaaaaaaaaarge offering of realtek chipset cheap competitor router and bridges. ( actually not really competitor, but some kind of alternatives).
I mean, routeros is missing a large part of the market, specifically for offering a more complete product, but more complicated to configure.
More than 70% of the people out there don't know and don't care what's that a bridge, a routed network or an ospf enabled bridge or mesh. They know they want to connect three points in wireless plain and simple. With no headaches and with no hassle. And with time being valuable, learning how to use a new product not in much of the time being an option.
I know it's been talked over and over, but MT, if I were you, I would reflect in doing something like this.
Take crossroads. Put in a dualband radio, and a decent indoor case, and there you have an excelent product, right from the start. Put a simpler version of routeros, with no dinamic routing protocols, with some of the advanced features off, and you're on to at least half of the market you're missing.
What are you thinking of this ?
(if it's not the place here, please delete this post )