I remember when the plane was in development, and it was said that 400-500 aircraft would have to be sold to break even with the massive development/production costs, but the market would support...
Why not? All my underwear comes from China these days anyway... ;-)
I think a good name for the first group of people to go would be Donner Party, as their fate may be quite similar. There will be no rescue time if things go south.
I wonder how long that transparent sensor window can remain transparent? There' a lot of dust and debris in the air that passes through engines.
I can't think of a mil aircraft in the last several decades that DIDN'T run over estimates.