There seem to be two main problems that are often repeated around here when it comes to the Tesla Model ☰.
___ FFC -- Fear of Feature Creep
___ FMF -- Fear of Missing Features
The strange thing is, those fears are often put forth by the very same Tesla Enthusiasts.
On the one hand, they are desperately afraid that Elon Musk will somehow get 'out of hand' and keep 'messing with' the Model ☰, adding unnecessary technologies that make it needlessly complex.
On the other hand, they are incredibly afraid that Elon will release some sort of substandard, empty, tin-can torture chamber penalty box on wheels that will somehow 'not be worth the money'.
I'm pretty sure the reality will be somewhere comfortably between those extremes. The recent 'tweet storm' by Elon has these fears running wild.
Some have declared from the outset that in order to 'protect' sales of the Model S, the Model ☰ would have to be 'limited' in some way. They are mostly satisfied it seems with what they perceive as Elon's dialing back expectations of the Model ☰ so that people wouldn't think it would be 'better than' Model S.
Others are dismayed at the thought that the Model ☰ will be a pale shadow of the Model S. Part of that sentiment is due to so many complaining about the creature comforts of the Model S. There have been plenty who said the Model S was not up to par in terms of features compared to its contemporaries. So, if the Model ☰ is to be a 'lesser' vehicle, without as many 'bells & whistles', that makes them feel it will be even more 'gimped' compared to Model S, and thus not up to par with its contemporaries either.
From my perspective, Elon has basically been driving home the point that Model ☰ must be designed for ease of manufacture. That is the only way they will be able to fulfill the backlog of Reservations for the car in a timely fashion. New customer facing technologies will debut on the Model S and Model X. That's fine. They can always come to Model ☰ later. None of this means the Model ☰ will be a bad car. It will still be better than anything else you can get for the money. That is what matters most.