Patch Together is a wonderful idea. Artists upload a concept design then the community votes on and discusses it. If there is enough interest, and enough people willing to commit to a pre-order, Patch Together will make it.
So far, the site seems to be more focused around the independent art community – with members giving feedback on designs and techniques – than potential buyers who may not be artists themselves. I’m hoping if they can keep the concept going long enough, and we can spread the word, that will eventually become a bit more balanced. So to that end, I encourage everybody to at least check them out. If you see stuff you like, sign up for an account (no fee or commitment required) so you can vote.
I also plan to keep this area updated with some of the designs that I’m personally interested in: