I’ve pretty much stayed out of this debate as I don’t exactly have a need for OB. It’d be nice for sure but I’m good without it. I would love the promised transfer appand DualVCO for my AR though.
Operative word being subjective I. I don’t pretend to understand those people’s frustrations who bought it with OB being a key decision maker. In the begining I might have questioned why people didn’t look into OB status more thoroughly if it was one of the key deciding factors- that it was never really stable - but Elektron did give deadlines, so I can understand too the faith that was put in them and how utterly frustrating and disappointing it must be.
And I think the company feels the same if not more these things. It must be tough for them knowing they let their customers down so badly. It’s not an attempt to assuage your negative feelings towards, just something maybe to consider.
BUT In attempt to assuage your concerns, let me just say that Elektron has a more or less unblemished record of delivering on promises, and beyond. I can’t think of any promises they haven’t eventually fulfilled, and most of them came with (amazing) bonuses. (But anyone correct me if Im wrong).
So, keeping that in mind, consider the possibility that the coming OB is as rock solid as say RME products. It would be absolutely glorious and, imo, worth the wait. As in comparison, OB1 was a buggy mess.
And I personally think it had better damn well be. Otherwise the company is in serious trouble. Massive loss of faith in their base. Even the smallest bugs will be pounced on (and rightly so imo) And I think they know it.
I am not trying to tell anyone how to feel. I am only highlighting these things so that they might help in easing some nerves.