Hi Mark! Welcome to the forum - where all of us lament our lesson in patience!
I’m thinking that is exactly the kind of information that would benefit any manufacturer trying to play “catch up”.
If it were my ground breaking project, I would be very careful about giving any competition a leg up, as @Just-Maken-It said.
Glowforge had already secured 9 million in funding to operate for a couple of years prior to opening “pre-sales” to us, so in my mind the project was driven by the founders Dan, Mark and Tony.
Yes, our 27 million in contributions greatly facilitated the evolution of glowforge and llikely enabled adding to it’s feature set, but given that we were offered the opportunity to purchase at a greatly reduced price, and are guaranteed a refund upon request, I don’t think we are in a position to require anything from them except a fully functional machine as soon as they are able to deliver it.
Believe me my friend, everyone here is just as anxious as you for any tidbit of information, however your point is well taken. We feel your pain.
In the last update gave a few details, but it was the “still on schedule” that left me feeling much better!
… and I could use another!!