The way I see it when it comes, it comes. I was one of the first backers. I always assume when I back something that the money I invest is spent, and there is no getting it back. I have several other tablets, computers, and e-readers, so it is not as if I am doing without. Earl, whenever it comes, will make a great addition to my devices, but it won't make or break me. The one device I am holding off purchasing due to waiting for Earl is a new shortwave radio. I see no need for unnecessary duplication, and a shortwave is not something I really need, per se, but it would be nice.