Alright, so this is the exact moment that I am actually starting to get worried.
I have never believed their claims for a Decmeber 17/January 18 shipping window and was seriously impressed that they managed to get substantial funding. I expected deleivery some time in Summer, maybe even Fall and was absolutely fine with that.
The thing is, this is v5, they are at CES in the same year that they want to succeed at a global b2c launch and this is the kind of press they get.
Forget about comfy headstraps, scent modules and 'Knuckles' type controllers! Forget about 80hz vs 90 hz. Hell, I'm not even concerned about physical build quality or a functional software suite. At this point we have to take a step back and concede that they haven't yet managed the basics of optics (blurry lenses), panels (Mura, banding and lacking contrast) and what worries me the absolute most: tracking!
If I do get an eMail asking if I'd like my HMD asap I will most definitely answer with a NO as this thing isn't even functional at the very basic levels yet, we are not talking 'unpolished' here.
I do hope I didn't sink a couple of hundred € into a pipedream but at this point the optimism is fading and quickly.