Well, I have very selfish reasons for believing in your optimism, and also in the future success of the recent methods of the Smyths, because it is the only way I can keep alive any hope of receiving my own A-16 within any respectably decent time frame. In fact for those very selfish reasons, I am hoping and praying that the Smyths will get even more customers to purchase the A-16 at the present retail price...It seems that without that boost in liquidity, things could become deadlocked again, and shipping might simply slow down and the Smyths would retreat into their usual, well-known mysterious and opaque "radio-silenced" shell. That is what I dislike most: those opaque dark moments they like to withdraw into, and from where they respond to inquiries with vague, and typically unhelpful one-liner pieces of communication, or silence. if getting flushed with cash is what is going to loosen their tongues, and get the wheels of shipping running quickly and smoothly, then by all means let's pray for their cash in-take to grow. I just hope they maintain a vigilant eye on the steady shipping of the KS orders and pre-orders too so that the flow does not slow-down. (PS : by nature, I do not trust most trickle-down schemes, because I think they come with several risks, many of which are not even predictable, and that is always a source of concern for me. That cannot be helped. Still I am hoping the Smyths can pull this off successfully, and quickly, for several compelling reasons, including the selfish ones i have indicated).