Originally Posted by Piobaire
I'll have you know I'm usually an early adopter, but in the case of vehicles, I'm more early majority. I mean, all I want is a full size SUV and a 500 mile range. Why I won't be an early adopter with cars is they cost a whole bunch more than say a digital camera (had one back in 1999) or a home NAS (can't remember when I didn't have one).
Originally Posted by ramuman
I'll take that as a complement. Someone has to do it. It's never cost efficient from a purely utilitarian sense, but it is if you care about it enough.
I feel like I was getting thrown under the bus from a of bunch assholes that likely have never even driven a Tesla, much less lived with one. So thanks man.
It was never meant to be insulting - I'm a laggard with cars (buying at the end of production cycles to maximise reliability), and we each have the areas in which we are early adopters (mine is personal tech, my partner's is cameras) It was just an observation that threw me back a decade to my classes.
Edit: and Pio, I do believe that Mercedes recently dragged you kicking and screaming into the new world order with their engine choices... Nothing wrong with being a late majority - the early adopters are the ones who take all the risk and suffer all the pains. It's not exactly a position to aspire to.