Am I the only one who thinks it is a bit weird that @jamesncantrell tweets Vector updates and hashtags the tweets with #SpaceX? See https://twitter.com/jamesncantrell/status/849781206149341184
I noticed that as well. Yeah, weird. Here's my guess:
It would seem from what I'm hearing that they are attempting a bunch of "SX imitation", by telling a story to some who've already invested in SX from the early pre Falcon-1 days.
This has aroused significant envy with rivals. Some of which who want to close rounds at higher valuations w/o doing anything in the form of actual systems work. Even worse, one investment cannot seem to advance to launch, and has a frustrated investor and a high profile project.
So it looks like Vector is attempting to build and launch as quickly as possible. Then develop more, and launch again, always building on the prior launch.
This is aggravating the above mentioned situation, causing furious reactions about Vector. Beyond that its hard to tell with all the shouting/name calling.
Personally find it humorous.
Now that you know this, perhaps it may help in examining what we experience as feedback from their efforts.
Oh, and its interesting how microlaunch as a category is working out. Completely different than any of the past.