I'm very keen to see carbide motion go a bit further, probing has now become a big thing for me so we will see what comes there - it would be great if they could make a good probe kit or enable in carbide motion. The carbide connect gizmo could be useful. I've just ordered a 5m usb cable...
One thing I would like to see being in the UK is more UK availability. If I could buy accessories/spares without large shipping and import bills I'd likely buy more from Carbide direct - for instance I'm really keen to buy the threaded table, but it's $564 inc shipping + 20% tax + handling fee = $690 which in UK money is £568.30 which is pretty steep. Obviously there has to be a market for them and they have to make money but a UK/EU distribution hub would be nice and something I'd be willing to help with if they saw a market
Part of the fun of owning a shapeoko is modifying things yourself - I like tinkering with it and modifying what I can. I'm just about to add a camera into the box/housing I've made.
I think support has been great and with the forum I'm not lacking any advice or support.
Whilst a 'new machine' would be 'nice' I don't know what they could do to improve the S3 that couldn't be done through upgrades? I'm also more likely to buy upgrades than a whole new machine.