No I don’t think it sounds “harsh”, however I’m sure those who have their machines now are grateful for your congratulations
Unfortunately you still sound a little "bitter and twisted’ and your words emit a definite air of “sour grapes” and feelings of someone who has experienced FOMO and actually MO.
Having responded to you quite some time ago I can see that you seem hold a grudge for a very long time and don’t find it easy to get over adversity or bad experiences very easily, if at all.
In my case I’m typing this on my V i7/516/16GB which I’ve now had for more than a year, and I carry it with me every day for work in business. It has been performing admirably and has been faultless in it’s performance in all aspects. Even the sound is good as part of my desk has an upright backing and the sounds reflects back. All in all I have no issues with my V and I’m about to order another one for my wife, because I can’t get her to stop using mine.
What’s more I love it more that the the latest Surface Pro 6 - platinum i7/1Tb/16GB which I recently added to my work machines. The Surface may be a little bit faster than the V but it costs a lot more money and I don’t think the Surface offers any better value for the dollars I have expended. The only advantage the Surface has is possibly the pen and software for which I have little use anyway
In regards to value for money and overall performance for every day business use, I would put the V in front every day of the week. It is certainly NOT “out of date or obsolete” as you put it.
And Yes I strongly agree with you on the fact that you are "Pessimistic"
On the other hand I strongly disagree with you that 3 years is out of date, when it is NOT.
I simply do not agree with this statement it is actually not out of date when properly compared and all things considered.
The V is indeed still very relevant and it is still in step with technology that’s available today!
Some of the people who have just received their “Out of Date” machines already have attested to the quality and performance, despite what you have said.
The fact that it’s fan-less and completely silent is one of it’s best features and the CPU performs much better than I had anticipated. I do lot of spreadsheet work and for my daily use, t’s faultless and completely reliable.
I feel the general technology in the laptop/2in1/tablet market has not advanced very much at all in the last couple of years in screen, CPU and RAM performance.
The V is still up there with most of the best, probably because it was so far in front in the beginning, even before it even started. Many forget it was advanced 2 years ago compared to almost everything then in the market.
The phone market on the other hand has indeed improved, and is not really comparable when size is an issue as a work horse machine.
The Eve V looks like it may have avoided the so called general rule of thumb in relation to tech advances and obsolescence. because things have actually not advanced as much as previously.
I trust and hope you are at peace with your refund and I hope you find the machine you desire.
The above as usual is my personal opinion and a small reflection of my happy experience with my V.