I just see how many "famous" game designers think now "hey, easy money!" and they start dozens of projects, not having even the completed project on a table.
I'd love to back a kickstarter, but only when the game is IN DEVELOPMENT and then they need some money.
Because I can see such projects as a way of saying "well, we're not going to work for free, so back us up".
I don't support this. But it's just me. I don't like paying for things that MAYBE will be released in next several years. I don't like the hype being made even before single texture was made.
This is why I find it "meh". It's like every single Sierra (or whatever) oldfag thought "it's time to take some money upfront".
I am really pesimistic with all those projects.
After longer thought, I would be happy to back a project that is like half-way there, but for some reason, it can't be finished without donations. Not supporting begging for money before anything is done.
PS. Well, these are not great amounts of money they are trying to gather, but still, I would rather see something's done, before throwing my money at them. I don't buy all those "I am famous game designer, so give me your monies".
Nobody sane would invest in business, for things that aren't designed even on a paper (yet).