My apologizes for being so quiet, but to-date there is little news or movement on this.
The option for a VGA version is possible, however a viable solution for a VGA header that works with the MK2 form-factor does not exist. There have been many suggestions, but none solve the problem. Connector size vs. cost vs. availability of parts make for a perfect storm that has not happened. A minimum of 6-conductors (R,G,B,H,V,gnd) are required, and there is only about an 8x8mm area on the MK2 available for a header. The other end has to get you to a female VGA header. VGA does not provide a path for the audio though, which was one of the features the MK2 was trying to offer.
Doing another run of the original F18A is problematic because the old parts (particularly the FPGA) are now more expensive than the new parts used on the MK2. You can literally get an FPGA with 4-times the resources for a lower cost than the original FPGA, and I can't bring myself to charge the community more money for aging hard to get parts. Also, the header I did use for the F18A is only available from a single supplier, and if they decide to stop making (or have made) that pig-tail, I would not be able to get a replacement for a reasonable cost. I really do not like to be in a situation where I rely on a single source for any one part.
Having people solder on the HDMI connector is probably not a viable solution for the majority of the people who want a MK2. Even if this somehow got around the legalities (which is unclear at best), the HDMI type-D connector (a.k.a. micro HDMI) is a double-row of 0.4mm pitch SMD pins. You would need a way to apply solder paste, have a hot-air reflow station, and a microscope just to place the part with enough accuracy to have a hope of getting it right.