I'm a fan of what Tesla is doing, for the most part. What concerns me is that they've put so much emphasis in recent years on how fast and luxurious their cars are that they've developed a vocal internet fan base who seem to care about little else. There are also some in this coterie who are thoroughly convinced that Tesla is the only company who is going to build suitable modern EVs and that all the other established makers will be out of business within the decade, even if these other companies decide to go full bore into electric car development. If you attempt to point out the fallacies of these observations to these people, they instantly paint you as anti-Tesla. At one blog where I used to regularly post that has a tendency to write articles that go completely overboard on their Tesla adoration, I was called anti-electric-car by one poster when I questioned the excesses of the Model X's luxury accommodations. Rather than submit yet another protracted reply in an attempt to present a nuanced counter view, I chose to stay silent on that one, shake my head in bewilderment and move on.
So, I'm once again glad that Elon opened the Model 3 rollout with a climate change preamble and that he has realistically stated many times that he doesn't want to be the only car company in the electric car biz. That article I linked to above seemed to sum up those sentiments and present the big picture of where we are and how far we have to go.
Benjamin Nead / Tucson, Arizona, USA
Secretary: Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (EAA chapter)
North American 2012 i-MiEV SE / Pearl White /CHAdeMO
Aka: "The Vanilla Jellybean"
Purchased used in Nov. 2015 @ ~18,000 miles