It's been a while. Quite a while.
I'm not following him on Twitter, or Facebook, just emailing about once a month when I have more refund requests.
At first, yes, refunds were made. How many? Forty-some.
And.. for the record, I'm in the exact same boat as you now, and know just as much. I'm not even the voice of the company - simply a backer who hasn't given up (or simply gave up on the money spent) and am trying to make sure refund requests are documented.