How can Elektron sell Rytm for full price? How can DSI sell Tempest for $2000 (and still have it be buggy for years)? Hell - in Eurorack world you can spend $1200 dollars for just a (high end) oscillator and sequencer.
How did Elektron ever sell Machinedrum MK1 against Korg's first Electribes?
Come on, more diversity from small and new companies should be celebrated! Without that, there would be no Elektron or Teenage Engineering. They just need to hire Cenk to do some proper intro videos (his Machinedrum and Monomachine demo/workflow videos were instrumental in helping me buy and understand those instruments). I hope they can do some good tight 8-10 minute demo videos.
I like what I've heard of the FM engine. Seems similar to Monomachine, which is a style I really like. And the Deluge is portable (or at least can run on rechargeable battery). This whole summer I've wanted to just take my Monomachine out on the patio without power cords or trying to find a portable battery solution. This could be what I'm looking for in that world..
Still, I'm looking to hear and see more. But I'd rather see and hear something like this than another stupid Roland clone or some other "hey kids, you remember the 80s, right?" synth.