This is my first time seeing the forums in over a week, I have been away with studying for finals and prepping for Maker Fair (which just ended). I had the rare opportunity to meet some of the people of this forums and I was not disappointed. For those who I was lucky enough to meet, thank you for coming out and taking the time to talk to me and sharing your opinions. For those who did not get a chance to come out, see you next year!
*This will be a personal post from here on out, all statements and remarks in this post are not in any way reflective of the opinions of Octave Systems as a company or reseller. They are of my own as an individual*
As for opinions, I am sure we can all agree that everyone has one, and if we cannot agree on that then we have just proven that everyone has an opinion! I think what happens on this forum in particular is that if a member of the community makes a criticism of the product, the staff takes a personal offence thinking that we are insulting them because this is their brain child which is wholly not the case.
To Rafal and all Zortrax staff: If we compare your printer (M200) to the UP Plus, you should be grateful. That little machine has survived for 4+ years now and is still being bought every day. My own machines have been heavily modified to take in any plastic I want to run through it and this little work horse will always hold high regard in 3D printing communities because of its versatility and vitality. The fact that you want to even try to shrug it off and cast it aside is insulting because Teirtime spent yearâ€™s listening to its members and using the communityâ€™s expertise to improve their product. Why else is it still a factor in a market with Ultimaker (one of the best FDM printers in the 2K price range) and Zortrax (for all intents and purposes a new machine to this market). The UP is in its final stages of life, it is an old product that has stood the test of time and fared well, to think that your printer has more clout is hilarious. Tell me why people install the UP's 5-10 at a time in schools and companies even so recently as two weeks ago? You have a great machine on your hands, why else would I spend 20+ hours in the last 3 days telling people all about it? Why else would I buy one for myself? Why else would I even be here on a forum that I am out classed in when it comes to technical knowledge? I do these things because I love the product you have made, I just despise your attitude towards any remark that is seen as negative. Those on the front line for Zortrax need to show a little more respect when dealing with these matters. There is a huge turn off when a new user comes to a forum after dropping 2000$ on a printer only to see a Management tagged member belittling members on the slightest of comments. This is not even close to the first time I have seen this kind of attitude from the Management group and frankly I think most of us are sick of it.
@Aleksiej, This is not about a better printer it is about the removal of an option that has been around the industry for years. With the idea that Zortrax knows all and thinks its users are braindead Neanderthals.
Just a reminder that this post is of MY OPINION and that I must state this multiple times because I will not allow this to blow back on my work. My opinions are not reflective of what Octave Systems thinks as a company.
I like what Zortrax has done so far with the updates and trying to make everyone happy, I just don't like the way Rafal and the other staff tend to treat the Zortrax customers.
For more fun posts like this follow me @ZortraxforumsNIGHTSHIFT, just kidding and as it has gotten late and a long week is still coming into view I must leave you all.
Have fun and stay cheerful, Rafal included.