So are there any bitcoin miners here following the BFL controversy? The company's actions are getting pretty ridiculous. They having been holding onto customer's preorder money for nearly a year and the announcements are always so promising "we expect to ship at the end of the month" "we should be sending out the first units at the end of the week" (these are paraphrased.) Now the company has refunded a customer(against his will) for exchanging colorful dialogue with the COO Josh aka Inaba on the bitcointalk forums. The customer was definitely in the wrong for his choice of words but the way the COO responded was on the same level and he does not refrain from using personal insults to anyone who expresses doubts with the company. Josh's reasoning is that he is "Inaba" on bitcointalk and the COO on BFL's forums. I have worked retail for quite a while and if a customer was extremely rude to me and I go outside after clocking out and reciprocate the same behavior I would and should be fired. Just because he isn't on his company's website doesn't mean he is not representing his company. I have never seen such a shameless, blatant lack of professionalism. Do you guys think BFL is a scam? I realize that they have had legitimate products in the past, but it looks they are no longer interested in conducting actual business. The manner in which they tried to silence the guy who profanely spoke out is scary as they essentially doxed him. According to the user, they linked his last name on his forum account to his order and then dropped the ban hammer. The current estimation is that there are 62,000 units pre-ordered. Seems like they went through a lot of trouble to make a point to those that would speak out. He also was an early adopter which means that his units were ordered before they doubled the price. My opinion is that something is very very wrong at BFL. I really like bitcoin and the idea it represents, which is honest money. BFL may or may not be acting fraudulently, but they are for sure NOT being honest. They've known all along they have been no where near ready to ship but they make it seem like their products are incoming anytime just so that they can get more pre-orders. I understand that a company has all the right in the world to generate hype and buzz etc but for 11 months straight? Give me a break. I'm just glad I never made a pre-order, and I do feel sorry for those who have thousands of $$ loaned to these inarticulate creeps interest free as a "pre-order". Scam or not?