Let me preface this by saying that I have no ill-will towards James M or anyone, really, in- or outside the OSR. Ill-will gives me cramps.
Of course, I might feel differently if I had dropped $40+ on a project that may never be published or even fully realized. I understand why many of you would feel burned by what has come to pass. Hell, I'm still disappointed about/waiting to get my hands on Petty Gods.
It's difficult for me to reconcile the "Dwimmermount fiasco" James with the pre-fiasco person who I considered to be the de facto figurehead of the Old School community. Like many of you, I was an avid reader of his blog and I miss those erudite, information-packed posts that appeared so frequently on Grognardia.
Having no more than a few shreds of publicly shared information via Tavis and Autarch, it's not easy to say with any certainty what has actually transpired. Certainly, great sums of money have been misplaced, but I hesitate to jump to any conclusions. It would be easy to assume that some kind of confidence scam has taken place, but my intuition tells me that things are more complex than they appear.
Whatever the truth may be, I hope that the OSR continues to share lots of useful game advice, historical data, and creativity. Though James is apparently gone (for now), there are still a hell of a lot of grognards and creatives worth reading and learning from involved in this community.