Award-Winning Fjords Thomas Reynolds

Andy Rutledge on Kickstarter

By taking the professional-to-client approach for what should be a merchant-to-customer context, Mr. Chimero has abdicated ownership of his idea/genius and the results that will come of it. Having bought and paid for it, the collective investors now own his genius in this project. By selling out first before he created the product he promises, he’s now working for the investors instead of working for himself.
- Andy Rutledge

Read the full article, it's great. I agree with Andy, but let me say that I'm a huge fan of Frank's. I love his writing and am very happy he'll have the opportunity to focus on a project he loves. My opinions about Kickstarter revolve around it's model, not the artists who are able to follow their dreams because of it.