Quoted from T3quila:
I'm planning on a LV so I'm already drinking the cool aid, but I would certainly not say that somebody doesn't want to spend 10k on a broken toy especially if there are alternatives is automatically a hater. That's a lot of money for a product that doesn't work when you get it, and I don't think most people would allow for that on any other products they purchase. Considering that, I think the people that are critical of that are more sane than me
Well this is what I struggled with for years with the Heighway model. I wanted one badly, but they were a premium, and likely prone to issues. Sure, the community was a huge help, but there would always be that overbearing 'what if' to me.
While the PB version could be said to have the same issue, it is also half the price. There was a bit of a gamble on expectations for sure, and I've even stated a few annoyances about how this situation played out and why certain things that were known issues were not addressed with this version which made me question my decision to purchase one. I am happy to see that it exceeded my expectations. My hope is that boards/etc hold up for some time, and that PB continues to support it.
It is disappointing that the price went up. I have a feeling that less people will jump on this great game because of it. Even I really was thinking about an LV, but I doubt I bother now. It would have to be amazing for a 3k increase.