I am pretty sure in all fairness to the team, that they honestly actually believed the deadlines they were setting.
I don’t for a moment think they knew or could have done any better given the circumstances.
I can imagine their frustration and disappointment was much higher than any of the frustration and disappointment shown here in this forum.
Their disappointment and frustration would have been further increased because they are the ones being hammered by the unrelenting critics on this site.
They would have felt enormous pressure to have the V’s out months earlier, not in the coming days.
Afterall they are just as young and inexperienced as many members here.
Only “They” had the guts to put their “Arse” on the line.
Let’s also not forget this was a crowdfunded project from IndieGoGo and that there was No Guarantee and there was always a “Risk”. The Team has done a remarkable job to make sure that our money was not risked or lost. Just a delay that could not have been avoided because of outside factors. I can easily live with that.
In my opinion they deserve Praise and Encouragement not criticism!
Our only risk was a relatively small amount of money that will not kill or really seriously hurt us if it was lost.
I’m certain now that none of the backers will lose their money.
(Please note my words “relatively and seriously” as I realise it may be a lot of money for a few people. I am referring the majority.)
But our resident critics offer little or no real solution, or perhaps some sense of attempted understanding or any other viable alternative for the problems the team has faced. Yet they just keep on with their unrelenting bashing and criticism.
I am staggered that even now the resident critics and detractors are still at it and offer no solution or alternative.
Just a constant barrage of criticism. We all know you are pissed, we don’t need to have it constantly repeated.
Perhaps as suggested the Team should have said a February 2018 delivery a few months ago, and then delivered in mid and late November as I am sure they will.
I am sure their timelines were most likely what they considered Realistic.
Especially given the information they would have been told by their suppliers and assembly company.
They cannot help that this information given by outsiders who are NOT under their control, has now proven to be inaccurate.
They simply do not have the luxury of experience to have been more conservative in their estimates of time. Anyone who thinks otherwise is dreaming or possibly deluded.
In my opinion their biggest mistake the Team made, was to be far too open and too transparent to the community.
I don’t know of any other company who are brave or maybe silly enough to do this.
This kind of transparency is unheard of in the corporate world and makes life for them harder than is needed.
This transparency has bitten them with the disparaging comments from people who don’t understand or appreciate the facts!!!
Some people as I have said before have little or no understanding of the realities of manufacturing for the first time in China. And because they don’t understand those problems and difficulties faced, they don’t forgive the team for factors outside of their control. To me these people are little more that keyboard warriors and armchair critics with no real on the ground experience.
I feel quite sure, the critical comments are not appreciated by the larger majority.
If those critics think they have a lot of support for their views then I suggest that they organise a poll.
This will show whether they have the support or not, rather than guessing and assuming.
As somebody posted earlier, if this was another of the many of forums out there, you would have been kicked off ages ago for your attitude.
Yes you are entitled to post your opinions here.
I am just as entitled to post my opinion here as well.
We all have that right here.
You have said your peace, and people have disagreed with you, so let it go.
Perhaps on the other hand, If you are so bitterly disappointed and unhappy with the delays and problems
I think there is an easy solution for you.
Let someone else take your V order so you are no longer at risk and you can end your disappointment.
I would bet there are plenty of people who are waiting for the web site who would be more than willing to happily take your place and they might even give you a premium on what you paid.
At least you could then say you made a profit from Eve.