@trilo, there have been a LOT of discussions since December. Things have been debated and clarified time and again. @Tom_A is still completely accurate as of the further conversations that have occurred since December.
Check out @cmreeder’s post discussing the March Update and why it makes sense.
If nothing else convinces you that there is a good and logical reason to bump people who have donated their time, efforts, and expertise to make these machines better for you, me, and everyone else, then please take a little comfort in the numbers. If thousands are being produced in a given month, those that are bumped to the front are in the realm of hundred(s). Even if there were 500, you would still get yours in the first batch of 1000 being made. You wouldn’t even notice a difference. So until Dan states that the number of folks getting their machine early starts to approach the first 1000, I wouldn’t worry that the schedule for your particular machine is going to change much at all.
Since you have forum privileges it would seem your activity counts.
Sept.2016 places your order in line to be delivered by end of August, your place in line has not slipped. Orders that were placed before Oct. 24th 2015 are due to be delivered by end of July, a difference of a month - even though they have been waiting 10 months longer.
Somewhere around 200 members who contributed to product development and community support is the estimate.
On the scale of mass production when thousands are going out the door 200 might be two days worth. Not even noticeable, and as I have said before, hardly more than a wink in the direction of those who have poured themselves into support of the product.
You have some really nice work on your web site, too bad you haven’t been able to participate more, your creative insight and input would be welcome.
You’re here with us now, so enjoy all the forum has to offer, and rest assured - no significant time has been added to your wait.
If you placed your order in Sept 2015 (vs the Sept 2016 you refer to in a later post in this thread) you’ll be getting yours shipped in July according to the schedule. You’re a “pre-order” (those who purchased before Oct 25, 2015) so you’re in the July group.
If it was Sept 2016 then it’s only been about 6 months (and slightly less than a year when your deliver would be) and you’ll get it shipped to you in August.
That’s a reasonable assessment. If Day 1 they ship to the bumped up folks and Day 2 they start shipping in remaining order then you’re right it’s likely the Day 1 guy in Alabama is going to get it after the Day 2 guy in California simply due to transit times.
Although it does seem it’s not going to really impact either. Neither would know when they might have gotten it if the bump didn’t occur. I mean if you got yours on a Friday, would you say to yourself (or GF) “I could have gotten it on Thursday if someone hasn’t been bumped in front of me!”?
No, it’s just a rough way to describe the difference between, for example, a pro user who might be running the machine most of the day in a workshop, versus a home user who mostly uses it on nights and weekends.