Philip is writing about his experience with Epic. Just like any of us writing about our experiences with cameras, there will be some variables that need to be considered and hence you have to be careful about jumping to any final conclusions without confirming things for yourself. I respect Philip, and I do trust that he is reporting his experiences honestly. It's unfortunate that he experienced problems that affected his shoots. All of us should be able to sympathize with that unless we have had our shoots go 100% fine every day we have ever shot anything. For most people that's not the case. Things happen.
Hopefully, his experience with the camera will improve. Whatever issues he is having will hopefully get solved and he will be confident in using the camera. I encourage everyone to be positive so that guys like Philip feel comfortable coming to Reduser for help when they need it, and sharing knowledge when they feel it might help others. Isn't that one of the main reasons we're here? I'd rather he feel like he can post about an issue he is having and get a quick response/solution from the community then to feel like he is going to get slaughtered if he comes here saying something isn't working right, or he's having problems.
As to his advice about whether to buy Scarlet or not, I've written two things that were attempts to get people to really think through their purchases. One was on my blog from October 26th called Beware The Hype Machine which is intended to get people to look beyond the marketing hype, whether it's RED, Canon, Sony, whoever and make sure the camera you are buying makes sense. The other was on Reduser and it was a Scarlet Buyers Guide that I wrote before the announcement on November 3rd. That was intended to make people think through what actually constitutes a shooting package based on the types of projects you do. These were both intended to help people, not talk them out of buying cameras. I assume Philip's goal is to help people as well, not to be negative.