Why would my expectations be high while they used to offer the same exact product, only more complex and obviously more expensive to produce at the same price to begin with ?
They have already set the standard expectations, fair or not for either party, with their own product. Now it's only fair for the new product to be judged compared to its original counterpart.
IF25: € 25,79 - 30,16 (price/s with/out battery)
IF25A: € 26,74 - 29,42 (price/s with/out battery)
You can observe that not only the IF25A is the cheaper one of the two to produce, but it is even more expensive, even if only by 1€..
Why ? Because it has Anduril ?? Well, that is even cheaper for them, because they don't even have to come up with their own code from scratch.. (which is the case for the original IF25.. )
I'm sorry to disagree, (not really.. ) but I would say that it would be only fair for one to not be surprised of it containing the same quality driver as before, not the other way around.
Of course I knew Anduril on a proper buck or boost driver would imply design changes and most likely code change/adaptation, hence the reason I was afraid this might not be the case.
The only thing that I had done wrong was to not do my research first and press the buy button second.. But that wasn't a big deal, as the light has not yet been shipped anyways..
I would say that making excuses for any company, while in the customers detriment is the least said.. counter-productive.
Btw, Suez Canal is now blocked since two days ago, the 26th by a Japanese company "Evergreen" cargo ship "Ever Given", thus shipping from China to EU is now paralyzed for who knows how much longer..
So for anyone in the EU waiting for their just purchased China orders, you might want to prepare yourself for the waiting game.. Or consider not placing new orders for a while.