I admitted that I'm posting this because of the price hike - how is it flame bait? The product is still in pre-order stage, even the design isn't finished yet.
Every order now is still funding the first batch of the GEEK. What has changed, except for saving on Kickstarter fees?
If anything, they should be able to lower the price, as mass production guarantees lower production cost and lower price for the components.
If my arguments on pricing don't make sense to you, let's agree to disagree - neither of us have degree in economics.