I'm a fellow Illini, but I disagree with you criticisms, except #3. However all "from the ground up" new vehicles are betas. There is no way a new company with a new vehicle could do better. Compared to the first model X in particular, the R1T is perfection.A further thought: If there are R1S deliveries taking place as RJ claimed yesterday, why hasn't Rivian shared any sort of detailed walkthrough of the R1S interior beyond two Instagram stories.
They did a bigger rollout for R1T. By comparison, Land Rover announced the updated RRS on Tuesday and within 10 minutes of the reveal show being over they had an updated website with more quality interior pictures of the RRS than we have ever seen of the R1S.
To me, the only explanations all reflect poorly on Rivian
1. Rivian communications remain so poor athey are unable to put together a proper reveal.
2. Rivian still lacks competent and sufficient comms teams to do an update.
3. The vehicles being delivered are really glorified betas
The Model S was at first more of a hand built car from a small company.
Don't buy a new vehicle design in the first two years of production if you are risk adverse or generally easily annoyed.
Rivian's revenue and order book would be about the same today if they did satisfy your three objections.