According to staff on Sweclockers (who got the first prototype), they were worried that the quality (fitting mainly) on the end-product would turn out to be as on the prototype - but were positively surprised when they got it delivered. So it apparently increased in quality, at least slightly.
People just don't like the sudden radio-silence. Although I assume it is fitting that they are ghosting.
A small update here and there, answering a question or two would alleviate a lot of the frustration with the above.
But they aren't even updating their Kickstarter, which is the least you...
It can ramp up the fans depending on multiple inputs, independently or in aggregate - but I don't remember it being able to set a time-limit on it and ignore temperature after that. You could set the fan to spin down over a long period of time but spin up fast to simulate it?
I'm just throwing this out there, but why doesn't you just use SpeedFan? I don't use it myself at the moment, but I was able to set up my case-fans depending on multiple temperature readings and limit the maximum and minimum fan duty (90% seem to be what you can stomach?).
Well, the mounting system mounts directly to the fan-shroud not to the heat-sink - so if you remove the shroud the heat-sink will slide around underneath the new fan until you tighten it down?
Now when I think about it, having a heavy heat-sink not directly secured in the motherboard...