It's not that deep.
They advertised shipping in May or June so when purchasing one, it's wasnt about having faith in them or caring how they do as company.
My focus is.. I like the product and they said its available in may or june so I'll buy one.
The issue is communication.
If they need to raise capital before they can even start the process then it means they have mislead everyone and that's even more sinister.
Business can get business loans... ok it's cheaper to get money from the customer because they dont have any interest to pay back and they actually make a ton of interest by having our money sit in their bank.
However you want to gloss it they should communicate it's a start up all over again.
Personally they have been making board for years, they have staff and a new facility .. if it's still operating like a start up company then they are doing something very wrong.
But as I said before.. communication is the way forward and to get full support from everyone who appreciates a start up style run business model.