As I'm sure many of you are aware, Robo3d sent out the email today announcing their new machine. I was initially excited since the rumors and specs sound promising. What's starting to get a bit old and tiresome is the continued use of crowdfunding. I know Millenials are not conventional and they love to "hack" the system to avoid as much actual work and rejection as possible ... Having said that, it worries and frustrates me when an established company continues to use crowd funding beyond their initial product offering. As far as I'm concerned, It sends the message that they didn't plan ahead and are lacking in financial management. For me personally , it simply tells me there will be a delay in availability, or worse if enough people don't back the printer it won't come out at all. I can't believe this is "par for the course" for so many companies... Sad state of affairs.