Quoted from Astropin:
I really don't think it's all "haters". I think a lot of people are just trying to say "Stop pre-ordering from unproven companies". We've seen things go south way too often and a lot of people have lost a lot of money. Yet people jump into the hobby and see something shiny and throw their money at it. I know, I know....it's their money and a fool and their money.....yadda, yadda. But I see a lot of it as a warning to others. Although I will admit that it you have "skin in the game" (god I'm really starting to hate that term) that it does come across as rubbing salt in a wound.
And I'm not saying TBL's won't ever ship.....not at all. I hope they do.
There are people in the thread who love to take the "I told you so" position--especially those without a TBL on order, which is fantastic given that hindsight is 20/20. It's irritating to see that even as someone with no TBL order. Fact is, I would have had an order in with Cointaker but the week I had planned to put money down they removed the TBL order form from their site. They had a graphic you'd click on to get an order in, and when I went to order it was gone. Someone had also said they'd sold out. At that point I wasn't interested in being put on a waiting list, because with my luck I know how that goes--I never get called in those situations.
But with all that said, I don't really see a large group of hindsight geniuses here. A few, maybe... but most non-owners want to see everyone get their machines. With a little more confidence I may put some money down or take another's spot if they want out... but let's see how things go. It still doesn't feel real right now.