I won't close my mind to it altogether. I'm very satisfied with my std DI AR rifles and can't justify the expense of switching to a piston set up. If I had the inclination I would switch with no reservations. I can't bash on the various well designed piston AR variations.
The 416, LWRC M6, and the Ruger SR-556 have all steadily gained very good, solid reputations and continue to do so. They are all AR designs modified around a piston, as is this one, only in 7.62 NATO. I'll be waiting endurance/reliability tests from a few credible sources before I poo-poo it.
As for the MSRP, real world, once the rush is over it'll be more like $1,750 or so.
I find it funny that piston variants are currently being looked down on even as the designs evolve, by many of the same people that derided the DI ARs and begged Odin for piston guns not too many years ago.
Yet now the very same vacillators tout the DI system as the one and only way to operate the AR Why? Because it is the popular thing to do.
If for some reason one or more of the tactical gun culture's Cult of Personality Du jour figures proclaim piston ARs once and for all "The Sheot", so will the vacillators, as they scramble for everything piston.