I understand what you are saying and am not new by any means. If your lead developer makes a statement it attracts a lot of attention. It is certainly reasonable to expect things to take longer than originally planned. If it took double the expected timeframe given it could still be considered reasonable. We are now over three times longer than was expected and there is still a feeling that we could still be waiting quite a while. This reflects poorly on the project.
Either they are running into major issues they did not expect or the lead developers do not have a good grasp on how well things are progressing. Either way, The team should be giving much more conservative time estimates.
Maybe he was just trying to drive more investment from BTTF by making theses overly optimistic statements like test safecoin in 4 months, etc. I’m calling them out on these estimates as being totally BS and they should just stop talking about any timeframe. It is negatively affecting the perception of SAFE network