This again makes me wonder about what sort of guarantees investors have in crowd-sourced projects. I mean, if they contributed on the basis of certain personnel being involved in a project, and said key personnel leave/are left, could those investors demand their investment back?
Well, this is probably a look at how studios end up feeling as they watch their investment evolve.
But with Kickstarter, I really viewed that as more of a donation; after all, what can you really do to force the Red Cross to use your money exactly like you wanted them to. The only promise made by the Kickstarter offer were the "awards"; so that would be the area where one could make a fraud claim. It may turn out to be something unexpected; but if they send you that bluray your donation paid for, then they really fulfilled the only arguable contract you had with them.
That said, I've known Zicree for a number of years, and I'm familiar with the things he has done behind the scenes on shows. Zicree is an incredibly talented producer; he knows how to get things done right and under budget. The greatest asset he has in accomplishing that is his attitude. Zicree gives everyone the same level of respect - it doesn't matter if they're a studio head or food services; he's going to seek out and use the best ideas and advice he can find.
I've got great faith in Zicree on this; and if Doug is unhappy that it's not going just his specific way, then it's probably better he does step out.