I'll have to admit, as a backer I'm a little disappointed by the Road To VR review as I was hoping for some significant progress to be reported in v5. With that being said, I'm not at all discouraged simply because of the positives that came out of Amsterdam a couple of months ago... and even if all I receive for may investment is one of those units, in a finished format, I'll personally be satisfied ( I suspect that Pimax v5 was an attempt to improve upon what is already working well in order to increase the FOV and FPS only to run into some issues that will be addressed... what caused those issues would only be speculation on my part, which is a great deal of what I've been reading here in the forum).
I do agree that Pimax's presence at CES and the money spent to get there wasn't at all what I as a backer was hoping for and thus believe that the money should have been spent elsewhere, but that's water under the bridge and there is nothing that can be done to change that.
What really matters to me is how Pimax responds to us, the backers in regards to all this... and I believe that they ought to hire someone capable of professional PR to do so... as Pimax's responses throughout have been less than informative and more of a let down than leaving an impression that Pimax is on track to accomplish what they have promised to deliver. I believe that finding investors is important, but having all the money in the world on tap isn't going to increase backers and future consumers confidence if information regarding progress or the lack of it isn't provided on a reasonable timely basis.
As a first timer with Kickstarter, I read all the fine print and I'm prepared for just about anything, but what I wasn't prepared for is the lack of professional relationship between parties, especially when the backers exceeded far beyond what Pimax's was shooting for. Being extremely appreciative to the backers is one thing, actually showing that appreciation is quite another.