@dan_berry You’re simply wrong.
By your definitions the glowforge is only an engraver because it doesn’t cut anywhere near as fast as my 100W laser at home. If you want to call questionable naming simply look at how many people have popped up on this forum wondering what kind of filament the glowforge uses to 3D print.
It’s proven from their previous kickstarter, it’s ready to go, the price is driven by the software and hardware which it has 90% in common with the glowforge, not by the laser power. Who cares if it has a diode instead of a tube, when the diode eventually goes, and it should last 10x longer than the GF tube, it will cost half as much to replace. swings and roundabouts.
I’m like my glowforge but there are a fair few claims made in their campaign that I don’t believe are possible and I am waiting to be surprised if they can.
@xabbess “Replacement will require advanced soldering skills and equipment.” Diodes only have 2 wires I can’t see why it wouldn’t have a connector on the diode, seems a bit odd to me.
@rpegg noticing the negativity yet?