Today marks 3 years since my GF arrived. Other than the fact that camera accuracy sucks and the calibration procedure doesn’t work on my machine, everything is still plugging along fine. Only real issue was the black cable, and that got taken care of after a week of anxious waiting.
I was thinking that it is funny that in the beginning, when shopping for materials and such, if I was asked what kind of laser I owned, I would sorta mutter under my breath: “glowforge”. This was followed by either laughter or a puzzled look. Today, even Home Depot is selling material openly described as compatible with GF. It’s not as if GF is now a status symbol, but at least I can hold my head up when I say the name.