I’ve been following Soylent very nearly since it’s genesis it seems. It’s an amazing idea, and I want to participate so badly. Once Soylent starts shipping, I’ll be switching to it for most of my meals.
My problem is that I currently live paycheck to paycheck, and can’t afford to shell out $255 and NOT receive my Soylent for X amount of time. That is money I need to buy food. I understand the process, and that things occur, and so on and so forth. I understand that it’s a first-come first-served basis as well, and this is by no means a complaint. I’d just like to point out that I can’t be the only one in my situation, and bring attention to it from the Soylent team. I have no real platform upon which to stand, as I am not yet a paying customer, and in fact I have no real complaint to make. I’m just pointing out how bad it sucks to be waiting and waiting, knowing that by the time Soylent DOES ship, I’ll still be placed on the back burner because of the way my finances work.
Switching to Soylent, especially as it’s $255 for a full month, would allow me an amazing leg up, money wise. I simply can not afford to take that first step and the time when I may be able to seems to ever be “tomorrow”.