every single one of us from day 1 knew we were not buying from a regular supplier with Eve
Part of what you pay for when buying (for example) a Surface Pro is their network of distributors, VARS., resellers and retailers - we havent paid for that
what we have paid for is a passionate project team who wear their heart on their sleeve and share every piece of news transparently and openly. You would never get that with a “regular supplier” who would have covered a delay up saying its a customs issue or some other smokescreen.
Im sure everyone of us has bought a Chinese product straight out of China before and been suject to the vagueries of a 7-21 day delivery window. Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba, Tinydeal, Geekbuyer, Banggood etc etc
The Eve stands out because its different - I for one love hearing about the trials and tribulations and how they overcome them - Im just as frustrated by this delay as anyone but I also accept its part of the process and 5 days shipping delay on top of a years wait is something i can live with.
Seeing the units being assembled in the factory was a real eye opener - i have bought thousands of electronic products over time but never even given the first thought to how they get assembled - you imagine everything churning out of some hugely automated production like but actually thats not how it works - Ive learned much about the lifecycle of a product development and it makes the final device so much more unique and special to me.
In short - there were always risks - mistakes were made but thats normal - I wont get overly frustrated by this minor final hurdle. I know its nearly here and thats all that matters