I got a GTX 760 from here for $250 free shipping. It's been super good, super quiet and doesn't get too hot. It also comes with a bunch of fancy monitoring gizmos and overclocking software that I haven't put any time into understanding.
I don't know if that's rational. I gave over my measly bit of cash on the promise of a game that has yet to happen, and while I completely understand and support making the best game you can, I don't think I'm ever going to do it with my money again. I bought a promise and was delivered delays and excuses and another KS from the same company, begging after money because of goodwill.
For me, for the future, I'll hope that great, interesting games are still backed by interested parties, but I will only pay for something I get. This kind of scope creep might make for a better game in the long run, but it makes me feel like I've been taken for a fool. And that they are so glib and confident about it rubs me the wrong way.
Again. I think I'm just having an emotional reaction. I paid for a promise and I feel like it was broken. In the long run it's all good, I guess. But FUCK YOU TIM SCHAFER AND YOUR DOUBLE-FINE HOUSE OF LIES!
Totally not a bad way to think about it. Kickstarter is a risk. It's just putting trust into a stranger to make something worth the money you invested.
Except for this part: "another KS from the same company, begging after money because of goodwill."
They're not doing another kickstarter, nor begging for more money.