Very good update. I have always loved the theory, or idea, of KS's, but I can see how and why others have grown to be apprehensive (at best) about them. When someone does it right that can be a powerful and magical thing. Glade to hear you've been educated a little on this. Also glade your going to stay tough on them.
BTW some of your first updates were getting on my nervs a little. The we need more money then thought we've passed our goal thing, glade you back off of that.
Thanks, Bree, this is an excellent piece and a significant rebuttal to those single-minded folks who try to put down anything and everything related to crowdfunding efforts.