i think the big picture issue is that GF (not unlike many other companies selling complicated equipment) undersells issues like environment temperature limits. they’ve gone to great lengths to show how “easy” it is, often to the detriment of new, inexperienced users. i mean, the intro video on their web site shows the GF sitting on a kitchen counter. would any of you actually put your GF in the kitchen? or cut a piece of chocolate for your child to eat (ok, maybe if that was your very first cut or you only cut food)?
now, i don’t blame them for trying to make it look easy. and on some levels it is easier than traditional laser cutting software. but some of the designs they show are not easy. even if you already have the plans. and definitely beyond an average person to create.
so we often get people here who were sucked in by the “easy button” and who are frustrated because it’s not. including the environmental temperature issue (and the venting issues). and, to be fair, a lot of that is on GF for not setting expectations. you have to dig into specs or through the forums to figure these things out.