kerim That is an interesting food for thought.
The reason I do not think it is survirorship bias is becasuse this product has a vision, and have been in development for three years before payments were introduced (just over a month ago actually). Hundreds of browser features have been built from scratch, without users paying anything.
However that is not sustainable.
As someone who read every single comment on this site (14k comments) and our discord (probably ten times as many) I have heard 'I would use this browser if it had feature X' so many times that I can not count, and I feel a comment like that exhibits some entitlement and somewhat ignores the thousands of hours already put in the browser.
In such situation the only thing I can say is that we will prioritize those issues for which users choose to financially support Orion, which I think is a fair proposition. Also realize that this support is nowhere near enough currently, and 95% of all new features in every release never received any fiunding from users. Project is still guided by vision and participation by users, like upvoting issues on this website.
That might be true - if that is your model - but perhaps there are ways of responding that would be less likely to put people off?
This is a valid point. I suffer from "cash register syndrome" where for you this is the first interaction with me; for me I had thousands like this already. it is completely valid for you to expect me to be equally patient and considerate in my thousandt interaction (the one with you) as I was in my first . But I am only human, and have limited emotional capacity (problem exagarated by me having an engineering mind). Not an excuse, just an explaination.
Personally I don't plan to spend any more time on this and will be muting my account.
Sure, the difference is I can not and I have to engage in this and every other interaction asked of me. For you it is a one off, that you can chose to escape at will, for me it is the life I've chosen. For that reason we are not on the same grounds in these interactions, and perhaps same standard should not be expected. I do try my best though.