My frustration doesn't involve you, but thanks for your feedback its appreciated.
my comparison between the M300 and the Slash is more about the innovation of the product and what areas I would pay and wouldn't pay for. I pre-ordered the Inventure when it was announced, since that price range was reasonable to me, but later canceled it when I found out about the soluble material cost. you're one of those people that reads a few words from a post and assume you know the person, but I get where you're coming from which isn't the case.
maybe I'm missing something here, can someone point out what makes the M300 that expensive? any new innovative features that sets it apart from the M200 besides being bigger?
I'm just like you sitting behind a screen with a keyboard sharing my point of view in this forum. if you can't handle where my stance is, just move along, its really that simple!
All good, no worries.
I think it's all just what the individual thinks is good value.
I'm actually amazed you pre ordered the Inventure....I wouldn't have touched that with a stick at the price.
I've been looking into building my dream printer using proven components and certain higher tech parts on an aluminium chassis with precision linear rails machined/mounted to light CNC machine tolerances, and I could easily spend 10k (which I've already started doing and run out of money for now).
That's with all the good gear in a Z type cabinet, heat controlled enclosure, much more powerful heated bed, and in particular a triple lead screw Z axis and CoreXY gantry.
That would be 30x30x60cm build.
If I ever get it done (1-2 years down the track) it would never be a seller due to all the cheap printers on the market, which is a shame as the cheap stuff rarely works well out of the box.
I'm wary of gambling on high tech new ideas, especially when built to a budget price.
I guess in summary I'd say that compared to other printers I've bought (don't get me started on Wanhao), the Z's have certainly proven to be absolute workhorses.
Tragically Z can also be paranoid wierdos regarding warranty and parts, which has become end of the road for me with them.
I can't tell how they came to this price as no one other than a gypsy fortune teller with a basket ball sized crystal ball could figure what they are thinking, but I certainly couldn't build one myself for that price.