I was going to leave a short sarcastic reply but I think you deserve more than that.
"Look at the final four last year. Are you calling any of them kooks or wackos?"
"You can't make blanket statements like all they want is wackos when the winners along the way are anything but."
Why didn't you wait for me to answer that first question before you made such a strawman statement? Aren't you getting a little ahead of yourself? Besides, you never clarified what you were talking about when you mentioned, "This is true only in the auditions.". You quoted four... well one was sort of a run-on sentence, so we'll call it five sentences. You're twisting my words to suit your apparent need to argue.
"I never said it did."
"But if you're not even willing to show up for the possibility of winning, it's quite possible you don't have the dedication to go through the entire invention process."
Talk about a blanket statement.
"Many an invention has shrivelled on the vine simply because the inventor was half-hearted and never took the steps needed to bring it to market, or was too scared to risk anything. "
Are you referring to the 98% of inventions sitting idle in the USPTO? If you are, then all they have to do is go on AI season 3, right?
"Has anyone gotten any angel financing here? "
A bit impatient, aren't we?
"I doubt anyone gotten anything more than useful feedback from other users on this site. "
Should I correct your grammar, or stick to the argument??? Grammar??? Argument??? Grammar??? Argument???
"Are you, in fact, saying it was a bad idea for Janusz to audition for the program last year?"
Uhhh, no. Not for Janusz. It was a bad idea for the show to pick him as a finalist and get the American voters' hopes up that his was a viable, mass marketable invention. Where is it? Why is it not in stores by now? Such a magnificent piece of technological gadgetry mentored by that innovation mover and shaker himself H3. You're rushing to judgement as to why this site has produced no success stories as of yet, so why are you giving the show so much leeway? Especially with the millions of viewers and stratospheric budget in comparison to the one at ISpot.
"12 people received a total of $600,000 to develop their inventions. Any of those twelve would tell you that it was worth it."
I'm sure they would. And beyond that, what?
"Beyond that, all of them and even others who didn't make it into the semifinals received free nationwide publicity they could never have afforded on their own."
Oh, ok. That sounds reasonable, but what's it got to do with all the 10K others who didn't get anything? Sounds like they could've had maybe one hundred people audition, 80% could've been whacko fodder, 10% could've had good inventions but weren't tv friendly and 10% could've been just right. The rest of the 9,900 people could come here and save themselves a bunch of frustration and embarassment and still show how serious they are about their inventions.