Bruce Bowling wrote:..Having discussions on this topic is extremely distasteful to me because it undermines all of the efforts placed forth by many people..
I have just seen these thread, and I'd like to add my 2¢...
I started exploring EFI options years ago, when the project boards were huge in comparison with what you have now. I also know from my own personal experiences of developing odd and sods for my own hobbies, so that others can reap the benefits of my thinkings, there is a small segment that assume you are making a killing. No small scale production run is ever profitable, because the time taken to detail it far outweighs any commercial benefit. If it's a bespoke model car for a wealthy owner great, but a set of stainless steel bobbins for a motorbike or a bespoke oil filter kit for an old car you have no chance.
These "products" folks are making are an act of commercial lunacy, they are never going to hit the motherlode. The pleasure is in achieving, and I imagine the negative criticism provokes quite a bit of soul searching for the instigators & facilitators of these projects.
I would like to say do not be disheartened by these comments, it takes all sorts of people to make a world, and a few are showing their true colours. I am genuinely appreciative of all your efforts, and even though my EFI journey hasn't always been smooth, it has been an education, I have met some nice people on the way, and shared a common interest with many from all over the globe.