As an early KS backer I do have a few, what I think are honest, bitches with the company. First among them is the disingenuous--I will go so far as to say flatly dishonest--way in which Rockwell has communicated with backers. As far back as February, they claimed to be shipping Model Ts "on schedule", but when pressed, declined to define what that meant. When asked during this period in polite but very direct ways by several backers just how many razors had actually shipped, they repeatedly refused to provide any actual numbers. The reason --we now know--is that between February and roughly the end of August, they had shipped only about 250 razors. So, apparently "on schedule" meant something like two to three razors per day, on average, were actually shipped. Though the clear (and intended) implication of Rockwell's "on schedule" assertion was that razors were being assembled and shipped at production scale, this was patently false. I had the good ( though perhaps bad) fortune of being a recipient of one of the early production Model Ts. It has the since-replaced 2-piecce T-bar. While the razor shaves beautifully, I am very disappointed that Rockwell chose to fulfill pledges with product built with what they knew to be a potentially defective major structural component. I think this was simply a matter of expediency, to be able say that their claim of actually shipping product was true. I view that as an ethically questionable practice. Never mind that it took them more than two years to figure out that the design of a--perhaps the--key part of the entire razor was inherently flawed. Finally, by my count, between the Ks and IGG pledges, Rockwell has more than 4,500 Model Ts left to deliver. For the sake of all fellow backers, I hope I am wrong in being skeptical that they can pull that off by the end of the year.