Usually, I would get a few people linking to Idle-Logic from SparkFun’s Cyclone II Breakout board product page. Looking through the logs recently I noticed that this trickle of referrals dried up. I went to investigate only to find that the board has been discontinued… sad times.
Down the road I plan on making my own breakout board, probably with the basic regulators and USB connections to make it run. I would try to keep it cheap and as barebones as possible, and my thought is to build custom “headers” similar to what is done on the Arduino.
Leave a message in the comments if you would be interested in such a product so I can set my motivation appropriately.