I absolutely love Kemper and everything from their products to their business model...
But it is completely true that the Stage was a product not enough developed or tested to be put in production. Too many failures both in the hardware and in the software.
Maybe now (6 months after the release of the product) we are approaching the point where a new Stage bought from the company directly is not so likely to fail miserably. But in the beginning so many of them had problems. Too many of them.
Let's do a favor to this company that so many of us love, and acknowledge this fact. So they don't make a big mistake like this again.