The thing is, a lot of the early birds in that whole debacle WERE smart customers. Darren was backed by a lot of people on message boards and even insiders in the industry. The crux of the matter is: customer protection laws work to a point. A 5000$ is a big ticket item, but it's nothing compared to cars and homes and law fees to pursue legal action. Plus, you have to actually get execution if you you through the hassle to finally get to judgement. I know, I'm a civil law lawyer. Some builders offer faster turnaround and lesser deposits. Choose them if you want. Others ask for more and if it works for them, good for them. But insulting people by insinuating they could have been better customers when you have the benefit of hindsight is just rude imho.