Just one correction, Angus Deveson, from Makers Muse is his own person/channel/entity.
Joel Telling, from 3D Printing Nerd, is another.
They are friends and often refer to each other, but Angus is not part of Joel’s ‘group’, as there is no such group. Both are quite entertaining and informative, along with Tom Sanladerer too.
You are correct in everything else, though, there is still some marketing of the FLUX going on that shows some things that the machine sitting in front of me just is not capable of. Like scanning, with any chance of producing anything other than a Blob.
To give the benefit of the doubt, at this point it is better to wait and see what the upgrade kit can actually deliver.
FLUX does have the unique honor of being one of the few 3D Printer Kickstarters that ACTUALLY delivered a printer, and is still working hard and supporting us. I give them a LOT of credit for that, especially in light of several recent high profile failures that to me seem to veer into criminal negligence.
That does not mean that we don’t eventually expect it to do what it is supposed to do, and what was promised. A lot of progress has been made from when the Delta first shipped though, first software, and now hardware. So I think we will get there. Someday, I will be able to scan a small object, switch configurations to laser engrave my sandwich, and then eat it, while printing the object I just scanned.