I’d say we have no idea where we are in regards to a potential release. Ultimately we only know they are doing a rewrite and have been for a long time - so long that I no longer remember when it was first announced, but way over a year and maybe over 2 years.
We know along the way that they have made improvements in speed (like when switching jump slots) and I’m sure other things. But I think the last time anything was said that could infer when GR may happen was way back in 2019 when someone asked if that year was going to be different and was told “Yes”.
Is there an advantage to waiting. Absolutely, but with a major qualification. That is, if it ships, you are getting some extras cost things for free (like Multi-map) and you also avoid any price increase which WT has talked about. But if it never ships, obviously those things don’t matter.
Everyone has to decide the risk for themselves. I certainly considered it a risk when I ordered in early 2015. I’m lucky that I got in Treg, but if I hadn’t, I’d probably choose to still wait. Basically thinking that I’ve done without the money so far, so since I have no major need for that money now, I just let it ride.
Actually, I’m probably more upset about the delays and lack of updates being a member of Treg than I would be if I had not been. That may sound strange, but it isn’t about the money. It is about knowing what a great concept this device is (though it had issues they needed to deal with and just needed more memory space - thus the rewrite), that it infuriates me to think that it may never reach mass-market.
You might think of it like if the iPhone was seen and actually used by customer/testers, but for one reason or another, never got released and no one else copied the concept. What a loss that would have been!
Or, more up to date, what the new M1 Mac computers are accomplishing. It isn’t exactly normal to have a chip that has far more real-use power which, at the same time, GREATLY extends battery life in a laptop, and which does this while keeping prices the same.
I see the same with the TB. It was hard to imagine a device which was FAR smaller than other keyboard, yet had a great typing feel, could be used with 6 different devices (which saves money all by itself), and only cost $100. And that doesn’t count the customization possibilities!
This thing needs to get to GR!