@dondanI think nearly every hardware product has features that you not need but you pay for.
Only for a slim (140mm) version of the flexible design. The 149mm design do not need them.
What is the point for the classic design considering the Ghost + Top Heads exists? Who said that my case will be more expansive as the M1? BTW: There is no case called NCASE. There is also no burger in this world that is called Mc Donalds.
Yes, a lot of hardware products have features that I don't need but pay for anyways. But it makes me not want to buy the product. For example, Dell xps 13 only has a touch screen on the 4k model. I want touch screen but actually would rather not have 4k because of battery life. It's a compromise that I'd be willing to make if it weren't for other high quality ultrabooks (see surface laptop). Similar situation with this case, I really like the aesthetics and concept but now I also have to pay for 3-slot compatibility which, like 4k on the ultrabook, is actually a downside because it makes the case wider and look boxy. IMO the looks of this case are one of its major strong suits so undermining that should be only for something very important - unlike 3 slot compatibility.
Of course there is no perfect product and I understand that, I'll have to compromise somewhere. But when did the compromise become making the case smaller? This is SFF, it should be justifying why to make the case bigger, not the other way around. I don't see a single good reason to go past 2 slot and do classic PC layout.
I think you might have misinterpreted, I said more expensive than the M1, because of the slim power cable and now bead-blasted finish. I was drawing a comparison between the similar layout of the C4 flex and the M1, saying that I would rather just buy an M1 now instead of waiting for a similar case that's more expensive.
Also on the subject of the Ghost S1, I think that with a top hat that case is actually very ugly. It looks better with 2 top hats but at that point I should just buy something else for the price. also you definitely know I mean the NCASE M1. When I say lets get KFC you think of fried chicken just as you think of the M1 when you read NCASE. They are synonymous lol.