the camera issue for a picture: I'm a little bit older than most people here and i "hate" smartphones, even though i'm a lot into hightech. I've problems to find other people to understand my dislike, but even my simple and old handy has a build in camera, people havn't asked about a "super-duper" polished picture, potatoe quality would have been enough to show what they've asked for.
"People will always find a reason to complain. It doesn't matter which material designers pick, which profile they prefer, what colors they want. For some people it's just never good enough and it gets frustrating sometimes, I don't like this kind of discussion that won't take us anywhere."
This is for sure correct, it's not possible to please everybody all the time, but if the discussion is going nowhere, that might be arguable, depending on the point of view.
This burden of frustration, discussion ... came for free, the moment you've chosen to take the path of designing and offering something to the world and you're not alone with that.
Yes, you're bound to SP and the given calculation, material, thickness ... and it's natural for me that you've tried your best. I don't doubt that for a second!
"Are there cheaper options? Yes, of course. But have in mind that they are cheaper for a reason and the customization level here obviously has a price."
I guess you were aiming for my example with Originative for a standard fullsize $30 plus shipping instead of $150 plus shipping. Following this i can't see nothing about "customization level here obviously has a price" and i do own a couple of asian "cheap" keysets and for me it's just not true, that being cheaper is automaticly bad/worse.
Of course it's a valid question to ask how can those prices be achieved and are they fair in relation to the people that make them happen. Maybe turbo capitalism and worldwide trade havn't been such a good idea, i'm gladly waiting for the day this whole system will collapse and i'll smile (but this is offtopic).
I wish you luck with this drop and numbers will tell, but for me having just bought Danger Zone and comparing it with this, the money asked for, which is not up to you, is to much.