What do you mean "integrated with other technology's code in SVN"?
I am fairly certain that the hard drive write speed is the bottle neck for the compiler, and not the CPU speed.
Listen to the interview with Nick Hodges - Garbage Collection will always be optional with native Delphi.
I also think you don't understand garbage collection enough to make the kind of bold statements that you do. The .NET GC actually reduces heap fragmentation which reduces RAM footprint. I would say that your suggesting that everyone who voted for this is a lazy coder is an extreme personal attack that is unnecessary.