Hey Michael, I know Kickstarter hardware projects have bad reputation for delivering late or not at all. This is my second project, and I was 6 months late on the first -- delivering 9 months after the campaign. I've learned a lot since then and am much farther along and better prepared this time. Also, for financing that's pretty much the point of Kickstarter -- it's not a store; you're supporting the project by preordering in advance and in turn getting a discount for your patience as well as an opportunity to provide feedback along the way. Anyway, if Kickstarter's not for you, check it out again once it's shipping. Thanks!