Quoted from JeffF:
All I keep thinking is "these guys had it in the bag!". TBL was on such a pedestal at the shows we went to and it seemed like a sure bet. WTH? A couple years ago you'd never see this coming...
I was thinking the same thing, I was at Expo 2014 when they announced TBL, for the rest of the weekend it was like the crowd was carrying the DP guys around on their shoulders singing "We are the Champions"!! It was the same on the forum here, everyone seemed to be basically declaring DP to be the new face of the industry, and TBL the second coming. Meanwhile the vitriol towards JJP and The Hobbit was flying unabated. Now here we are 2.5 years later, DP is in shambles, Hobbit has been out for over a year, and JJP is showing and about ready to start shipping it's 3rd game. You could've gotten 10 to 1 odds or better it turning out this way in 2014!!
I really hope that everyone who has money down of TBL either gets a game or a least their money refunded, a good friend of mine is pretty much paid in full, but fortunately he can afford it if this thing goes sideways without a blink, I'm sure a lot of others cannot!