It was definitely a learning experience, it was like a "spiral crowd-source product development". We've never done anything like this before, so next time we'll be able to do it better! Now you know how we feel internally when things get delayed due to quality and changes.
Apologies for delays
apologies for shipping anxieties, please understand we are negative units from those produced vs the demands and they shipped as many as they could last Friday as we got the boom mics in. I also am going to be perfectly honest, I did not get to personally inspect each and every unit, only about 15-20%. But I had two LA techs inspect them and I wrote as many notes as those requested by Friday. It was quite a stressful week, I moved houses, dealt with a lot of contract issues and then go to NYC on the same day as M-100s were ready. It was the most stressful days of my life, by far.
I learned I am only human, and I should under-promise and over-deliver even better.
Sometimes I get anxiety to check the forums as I care TOO much about each and every person's opinion! I know I won't be able to please every person, every time, but if we can get the majority of the time we are good.
It is quite a big responsibility to make everyone happy and although it is exhilarating, it can be nerve-wrecking too.
Val, Thank you for all you have put into this project. I hope that you didn't take any of my posts as criticism as I spent many years as an engineer in consumer product manufacturing and know all too well what a stressful and fluid environment it is.
Enjoy your time off, you have definitely earned it. Hell, last major product release I was involved in drove me to quit my job. 28 hour "work days" and 100 hour work weeks can kill a man, but that's what the public sometimes demands.