Thank you for the comments.
And I have to agree. In hindsight, I don’t think the post served much sense and I don’t want to clutter a already full forum.
I’ll see if I can remove the post.
Just to answer quickly.
I know very well that LingQ is a small team for better and worse. They seem very close to their community, as I see a lot of the staff active on the forum and that’s great!
I think where it rubbed me wrong, was that for me at least - and from what I could read on the forums, others as well - we were happy with the product, but not in a place where it was 100% necessary to have. One of the big annoyances for me (Among others) is the dictionaries are not very accurate and it’s common to find words that have been completely mistranslated. However that seemed to be one of the things hinted at being fixed in 5.0. And at the time there was a limited time discount of 35% for a year. So I figured I might as well buy that if the issue I have with the program is going to be fixed soon.
But it was not however. I might not have been done as a marketing move, to post on the forum. But it did affect me (and others) to buy their product.
In my case I would have preferred to wait until 5.0 was out and then invest for a year. because most likely I will not continue after the year ends, given where I am at with my goals/economics.
However that is too late, I signed off on, for me a large sum of money based on what I could gather of info. (I’m just a student so I do not have that much money).
Now it sounds to me, that I overestimated how much I could trust the time estimation posts. and that is my bad of course.
But the fact is that I still sit with a feeling of slight mistrust or disappointment (lacking any better word). I had hoped to use a full good year of a program that would suit my needs a bit better.
But now about half of it is in a state, where my Kindle, gives me a more accurate dictionary and that would have been preferable to use in the meantime until we see what comes next.
That being said, I have definitely used LingQ, Since I had already paid I found a way to use it again. I just shifted my learning goals a bit, trying to get some Swedish in.
Finally, I just want to say, that I did not want this post/thread to be as negative as it apparently sounded. As I have said many times now, I like LingQ I like the team, I think to do interesting and fantastic work. I was just sad that I spend some much needed money believing in a time estimate that to my knowledge sounded right.
As you said there are already too many posts complaining about the team/time, and I don’t want to clutter the forum,/bring negativity. so I’ll see if I can figure out how to delete the main post.
Sorry for the inconvenience, and merry Christmas.