It especially sucks if you're not making potato salad.
That's all I wanted to say on the matter. I doubt I will ever use Kickstarter for a "crowd funding" anything again. Especially in my case, the 'crowd' is more of a 'gathering of maybe four people'. Unless you're doing something completely stupid like sucking your toe on Youtube for pledges of five dollars, I don't recommend it.
What a waste of my time and resources.