Good post, Gareth. The whole point of stuff like Kickstarter is that you're pledging for something, not just giving money away for a developer to do with as they please. If the developer doesn't use your pledged money for the purpose that they stated (e.g. spends most of it on booze and hookers and wastes the rest), then they've effectively obtained money by deception (imo), regardless of how casually you've handed it over. This is one of Derek Smart's arguments - that CIG are not being sufficiently accountable as to how they are spending these tens of millions of pounds. It's an argument that has some merit, although it's severely undermined by the way that Smart is conducting himself. NB: I'm not for a second suggesting that the abvove is what CIG are doing, but the fact remains that you have rights under the Kickstarter terms, should you wish to exercise them.