FSB Pro success is very much intermingled with users' success.
When users are able to generate or develop profit making EA, by word of mouth, FSB Pro will be prominent. Users/customers' success in FSB's success. So anything FSB does to enhance users' success will ultimately translate to FSB's benefits and sales. Likewise, users' frustrations, would be FSB's issue...if users' after several attempts still find it hard to develop profitable EA, their aren't going to persevere and hang onto FSB, their would lose faith and search elsewhere. The staying power of a user, depended on their believe in how much they think FSB is effective and efficient to help them derive the EA of their dream...hope is a very powerful element. If you are asking users to hang in there in hope of a better FSB, do bear in mind, that the time line can't be too long to test their endurance power. What about those monthly subscription members? Should they stop their subscription for the many months first and wait for the update to renew their subscriptions? Would such delay hurt FSB's profit and bottom line?
Hence, as much as FSB Pro has great plan, it needs to look into the essential aspects and priorities and decide which needs are important. We can't dictate Popov, of course...however feedbacks are ways for him to feel the ground, to sense the needs of his users/customers and decide what's important to his users are also important to FSB's business growth. There are some projects that are essential and core to trading success and there are some projects that are for enhancement. We need to discern which has greater priority.
When I was waiting for the upgrade 2 weeks ago that didn't materialized (I was first of all, concern whether Popov was fine...I hope he is in good health) and then out of the blue Popov, announced a side line project...what messaged is he sending? Naturally, users like me would be confused by the message he is sending...does he know how much the profit protection mean to us? Does he understand his customers' needs and priorities? Honestly, at that point, I feel like quitting this forum and just rely on myself to perfect my closing accuracy and come back only when there is a update. Do bear in mind of a bigger perspective, I'm not upset just because I didn't get my upgrade 2 weeks ago...this profit protection features are something we all have been requesting and waiting for years ago (hence, its not just 2 weeks of delay, it's years of waiting...and the last straw that broke the camel's back (I felt discouraged and Leonherd's effort lifted up my spirit and Karish's comment make me feel that I'm not alone in my frustration).
If Popov is running FSB as a business, then do think from a business perspective...customers' are always right (even if they are wrong, I'm not referring to unreasonable customers, but wrong perception due to lack of proper communication) cos FSB's success depends on customers' success once again, this is undeniable fact. You can't be saying "hey buy FSB to support Popov, poor thing, this guy gave up his job...so please support him." This aren't the reason people going to buy FSB. The main reason I buy FSB is purely because it is good, a genius work of Popov, a credit to his talent and hard work.
I have to wait (though painful as it seems, what choices do I have? I'm not so talented like you Dave, Footon, GD and others who have the knowledge of data mining, machine learning etc to rely on other software programmes, besides FSB), but how many customers has such staying power? I can hang on there because I already have profitable EA (that sustain my hope, otherwise, I won't be here still) that needs further improvement, but that's not the result of FSB's generator or optimizer. It's my own theory I've develop prior to FSB. How about those users' (who have not found a profitable trading plan) putting their hopes in FSB's capability to search for profitable EA? I can't speak for the others who have been trying very hard all these months or years and still futile in their quest. Imagine their level of frustrations and disappointment? How long more, do you expect them to hang on? What encouragement are they going to get for hanging on? That's why while waiting for the upgrade, I tried to use FSB Generator to develop possible profitable EA to share with users to help one another find success in FSB.
I'm confident that Popov will be coming up something really BIG in the future, no doubt about it (this guy is a genius and a patient person)...the question is how long more. He did mentioned somewhere in March/April a beta version, but can I have confidence in his time line? What if he got "distracted" and ended up doing some other side line projects and delay this Mar/April time line, just like what happened to the 2 weeks upgrade he mentioned but got distracted by some other projects. Now, I've no idea how long my wait going to be (I've no more confidence in the Mar/April time line) because nothing is certain from what was communicated, nor was there any proper update of the progress...all is now by faith and trust that Popov is doing something Big, when will it come, no idea.
I have full respect and admiration for Popov as a person. But as a customer, I'm frustrated and disappointed. I hope Dave, you don't mind me rattling on my grievances...I believe I'm not alone, it's just the tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day, I'm still an avid supporter of FSB, and open communication is important for mutual understanding, customers' loyalty is a mutual efforts, not one sided.