Is the thought to hand-solder them or use paste and a re-flow oven? I personally have used SOIC only rarely because it takes some skill to do and many won't want the challenge. For one chip, sure. For 25, you need to get good at it quickly.
I can see based on the number of chips that options are limited other than maybe going to a 4-layer board and using DIP (although I don't know if you have the physical room or not). Or, maybe offer a partially stuffed board to people which includes the SMT components already mounted.
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On Dec 31, 2014, at 4:15 PM, Don Caprio <ilv...@gmail.com> wrote: