Hi @james-a-shepard I share your wish for a capacitive display. We would also really have liked a capacitive display. However, the price for a capacitive display to use in Mono was too high for our price tag.
When we got the Kickstarter funding, we had a lot of talk and worked to find a reasonable priced capacitive display. Unfortunately there were no good options. So we had to go with resistive.
I hope you will still be able to achieve your planned ideas - even though the display is resistive. Can I ask what your plans are? Maybe I can help answering any questions, that arise.
Happy hacking :-)