I classically wrote a whole spiel, going off in a tangent. Spoiler: I find being hopperless most difficult when reading Reddit posts made with bad attitude. So I vented... Unfortunately it's so great because it's so complex and small, which causes them to be used a lot and is the reason for failure too. Reddit is ablaze with hatred over these things, after just recently going through a rarer spell of positive and happy hopperers. I waited 13 months for my preorder, I don't mind waiting a few for them to do what needs to be done. If the device wasn't great, I wouldn't have waited 7 months of the 13 for another unit when I already had one. The way I see it, there's been heaps HL have wanted/needed to do, so why not just let them do it? It's the only option. Haters should realise their comments lessen the chance of them getting what they want, not to deter them as there's validity to it, but the big affect its had on sales impacts all negatively. Prospective buyers have a clear picture as it is. A bit of patience and understanding goes a long way. Most of this comment is me being triggered by Reddit and actually had little to do with @Hammahead's post, but.. I too had red then dead AGAIN after about 7-10 weeks. I don't want it again, so if the changes made offer that then I'll be happy. Realistically, maybe not much will change immediately from this point, but ultimately if they have the key production they want being done under their roof, then it's reasonable to expect noticeable improvement to actually arrive. People are quick to throw abuse back at HL, but there's a good reason no other company is filling the void. I'm okay with waiting for the one company who's making exactly the vape I want, I assume others might also think the GH is ideal, which is why anyone goes above 10 warranties. I'm at 10 warranties, 5 a piece between 2 hoppers after nearly 2 years to the day (for my OG backer vapefiend unit at least). And it's a lot, sticking with the device says a lot about it, and as annoying as it is missing them, I've had a hoper 85% of the last 2 years. 100% of the time before that, I didn't have one, but NEEDED to. I smoked pounds and pounds before these things existed, never again, yet smoking is better than many vapes for me. HL are out there in the real world doing some great work, what they've achieved so far is pretty epic. You can commend them as much as you can punch holes in their achievements. I'd love to say to some redditors, be happy letting HL get these necessary changes done and be glad not to be the one figuring it out, it's certainly beyond me. And you know what? I STILL don't see anyone making a knock-off or even successfully feature matching the one vape that ticks all the right boxes, apart from that elusive longevity. It'll be a year or two before anyone will have any idea about how robust the new changes are, but it's all positive and it is a huge challenge. It shouldn't be a huge challenge to remain positive, it's only a bad time being sans hopper because no one else can build anything like it. But HLs only 3 weeks behind their intended schedule and everyone is freaking out. "Just stop freaking out" a bad trips a bad trip, relax, get blazed and take it easy! Wishing you a speedy hopper recovery @Hammahead and everyone else waiting it out. It'd be nice to see other people's energy wishing for good luck for HL, and their customers, instead of whingeing like children. Again, I just want to point out that I am referring to a few redditors being negative Nancy's. I mean if getting blazed is hard without a hopper, use a different vape and write long forum posts whilst it heats up! ^need that instant convection to deal with the bullshit! Lol, I think this line would have done the job "it's only a bad time being sans hopper because no one else can build anything like it". Building things takes time and is basically difficult. Here's to wait club Good luck everyone.