To late to stop this war
And like in Real World, there´s no winner at all.
The DVD+RW-Alliance was founded because they want to make a cheaper writable DVD-medium with smaller license-fees as the DVD-Forum.
The Alliance need advantages to be a serious competitor DVD-R/W because -R/W already was on the market. One was smaller costs, the was speed. In the time -r highest speed was -R 2x and -RW 1x the Alliance startet with 2,4x, so terminalvelocd is right in this point, there´s no lower speed specified with +R/W. And think about it, if you compare 2x with 2,4x you will see the saved time with 2,4x is higher than 8x compared with 24x (which is hard to reach)
BTW, this was in Germany the 1st consumer DVD-writer