Hey all. I haven’t participated in a while, so I thought I would say hey and share what I am thinking today. What a cunundrum. I am done with the project that had originally inspired me to order my Pro way way back when. I still find myself reading the forum a few times a week and dreaming of what I will do with my GF when it finally arrives. I’ve been happily along for the ride, keeping a growing list of ideas and bookmarking some of this forum’s amazing works and creators. It’s become one of my rituals.
I’ve also not been too critical of their progress, as a survivor or a dot com that I put 25 hours a day for two years. So I’m all in in that regard.
I woke up this morning wondering how I will feel a year or two from now when glowforge 2 comes out. With a 1/2" pass through slot, maybe removable bottom so you can laser things of greater height… who knows. I am an early adopter like many of you. We all know that comes with the territory. I am sure they have their hands full building GF1 to even think about building GF2. So, I says to myself, just stay the course. So I probably will. I love the company and their mission, and I don’t want to pull my support. But after all this time, with my original need over, I can’t help but contemplate waiting to see what comes next.
Still, it’s not like a cell phone that ends up in a drawer. It’s giant and very expensive. It gets dirty and looks used. I don’t think it’s going to be easy to sell. Do I have to ship it? That’s gonna be fun. How does a buyer know the health of the tube? Has anyone put any thought into how we will upgrade?
So what happens when GF2 comes out with that one thing that I super wish for… a taller pass through? Ooooh. That’s gonna hurt. But the price we early adopters pay, am I right?
I post this not to stir up a “so cancel” response. Just to give anyone else with these thoughts a place to type. Or words of wisdom to carry on?