It was obvious to me from the start that this was one of those kickstarters that was pushed by a publisher behind the scenes. Against my better judgement I did end up backing for Pennyblood, though what they have shown barely registers as a game for me.
Thing is, with how japanese development and domestic sales are, we're seeing very few of the old guard people doing old guard games (its usually one or the other). Its rare to see this and it isnt a sign of people getting run off for a shit pitch, really.
Then again, im one of those people who dont throw triple digit down then hyperbolically fixate on a years-out goal, risking emotional crashes. I think it's a solid backer endeavor.