It's a funny old thing, but in a way it was less hassle when we had no choices like we do today. It was a case of make it work for you or go back to the alternative, and I'm sure a lot of people did give up for that reason.
Vaping is still in its infancy in terms of equipment...and it's come an awfully long way in a few short years.
I first tried vaping probably 3 ish years ago, spent well over £100 on the startup and gave up on it within weeks because the equipment was in its infancy. Clearly it had massive potential so I stepped back and waited. Now three years on I decided to try it again and yes, things have most definitely improved... but certainly not by 3 years worth. I've spent the last 15 years in IT system and software development so perhaps I am comparing chalk and cheese but given the large markup there is in this stuff surely R&D has been well enough funded for things to have progressed. For example, I honesly thought on my return we would be looking at properly sealed nic containers/tanks (thus avoiding the possibility of any leakage at all) utilising some kind of piezoelectric injection to the atomizer (think inkjet printer) but we are still relying on essentially the same technology as we were 3 years ago.
New devices are being designed all the time...we have the eGo-C on its way and that outperforms the previous models (IMHO) and before it's hit the shelves there's new stuff in the pipeline.
You have to bear in mind that we are the early pioneers here... our experiences and discussions here on the forum are shaping the future as we speak...each time a new piece of equipment arrives, we fall on it like a crowd of locusts and strip it bare (literally in many cases!) and design flaws very quickly come to light and then a new version arrives for us to dissect.
I don't speak for any of the rest of you although I know most will agree, but I'm pretty excited to be breaking new ground with this extraordinary development in lifestyle choice.
The disappointments along the way are all a necessary part of the search for the excellent.
Thats all well and good if this stuff was cheaper. Without wanting to sound big headed, its not so much of a problem for me as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income but I think prices should come down to reflect the current development states of the products. Personally I feel that whilst your product is in the early development stages, the more people you can get to try it, the more feedback you'll receive, the quicker you can address issues.
Jason started TW with a vision; read the potted history of TW on the website if you haven't already:
I'm with TW because I applaud his ethical stance and the determination to make this work, for us all and for generations to come.
Im not bashing Jason in any way here but lets not forget, like anyone that starts a business, Jason started TW because he wanted to make money. I've work for many companies with cutsie mission statements and the like but the bottom line is always about money
Don't get me wrong on this though, I love vaping, I love my tonado-t and as I mentioned before, it is a vast improvement on days gone by but in my mind there's no doubt, its still too expensive and underdeveloped... that said, perhaps im just grumpy this evening for lack of a nic-hit in the pat few hours