Very well said.
What, it really does get buyers excited then changes that to anger when they do not follow through.
I have been thinking more and more I want one of the BFL Monarch's. I sent them an email to see if they will have a sample I can test and review for an article on CCN. I hope they will agree I cannot afford one any other way .
I love testing new equipment and writing about it. I will have a OneString Miner review publishing in the next couple days.
Let me know how it runs Og when you get it.
It´s really intresting, maybe Bitcoin is the only business, where you can fool your customers for such a long time. I´m pretty sure, we aren´t the only ones waiting for their order.
It is very normal in todays hardware industry that products are funded and then horribly late. But it is not
normal that end users are aware of it. As example: if instead of crowdfunding with end users BFL could get Sony as sole investor the hardware delays still exist but no one knows except Sony. When the hardware finally finished then Sony does big marketing and sells out the stock. And every one except maybe Sony is happy.
I expect there are companies out there that are doing things like this. So I expect one day we will see a big company suddenly announce ready products. But I think this does not happen until dust from ASIC rat-race settles.