History has shown 2 things about BFL:
1) They've been very late and over-promised (both ASICs and FPGAs)
2) People that ordered on the first day make lots of money
hopefully Nasty got in on time for the bullet run.
Well, I for one believe (hope) that Nasty did jump on it in time.
And as for BFL, I know at least one person who ordered from them (aside from Nasty) and have eventually received their equipment. It works as advertised, is efficient and looks polished. Had he received it a month from when he ordered it, well, he PROBABLY would have made more money, but then again, if he received his at that time, others likely would have received theirs at that time and the difficulty would have been driven up that must faster
Depending on how you look at it, BFL might have done those of us who are mining with GPU's or maybe some Eruptors a little bit of a favor in that slowly releasing the ASICs has driven the difficulty up a bit slower than if they had fulfilled all of their orders in 2 months of the order date and flooded the BTC network with ASICs. I'm just speculating here because I don't know the number of order vs. what they shipped and when those orders were placed vs when the shipped units were shipped. (Also, I'm a relative newbie in terms of Bitcoin and still have a lot to learn.)
But my thought is, what other options are there? I know there are some blades out there that work, but other than that, I don't know of anyone who has a working product and is shipping. KnC hasn't released any products yet (unless I'm mistaken). I'm not sure if they are still on target for (I think they said October of this year) or not but, well, BFL has reinforced my, I'll believe it when I see it method. At the moment, I've seen some of BFL's product, if nothing else in terms of the difficulty. Also, it looks like BFL is only doing 1 product for their '2nd' generation ASIC's which should simplify things drastically, and, they have good experience in terms of "getting the kinks out" of their operation having learned the hard way. Well, here's hoping anyway!
Either way, ordering mining equipment from ANYONE is a risk at this stage of the game. I think BFL is a good bet right now. Am I happy with them? Nope, I'm still waiting on an order myself - and I suspect that it won't really be "worth" it by the time I get it.
And heck, I trust OG Nasty! He's a stand up guy from what I've read (this whole thread and other posts of his.)
I'm just hoping that BFL gets those chips soon and can start working out the kinks..