Could it be it i's easy to see the Deluge with the wrong expectations and miss totally what it's unique strengths are?
The mangling potential is rally amazing. The sequencer is among the best in hardware i've ever seen.
Yes it only hae one midi out, but that's 16 channels.
Yes the synths / sampler could be easier to navigate, but maybe there is an update with shortcuts via the sequencer buttons. PLus, i'm sure midi controllers can be used. And i really like the sound of the FM synth. In combination iwht the sequencer as shown in the last video, you can get very special results.
On the other hand you got cv gate , sampling via mic (which is super handy for crazy stuff) and "to go" via rechargable batterie. There are so many hidden great features, like sidechaining for different parameters (rhythm paradise!) and all that
I don't worry about the build quality, i'm sure they did take care bbout this.
What i would welcome are a few more freaky fx and the possibilty for parameter recording.
But all in all it's a great box to me.