I will not disagree that the stretch goals turned into an 800 lb albatross for Pimax, the financial liability is substantial, but that IS NOT THE BACKER’S PROBLEM.
The full package is also problematic as they owe backers base stations that cost the same (from Valve) as the full package deposit and they must take a straight up loss on providing sense controllers. Applying the full package deposit towards a new headset is a reasonable compromise, as both the backer and Pimax are getting something.
The stretch goal opt-out substantially leans in Pimax’s favor and is NOT a reasonable compromise.
The fact that the stretch goal opt-out is contingent on all backer options, while the full package deposit is not (A/C vs B/D), tells you in no uncertain terms how significant the financial liability of the stretch goals is for them. Despite all their professions of ‘loyalty’ to backers, they are deliberately making a choice to dump their past poor decision-making onto backers, but " Oh, look! Shiny New Things!".