I think it's a disgrace he even had to ask anybody for money. Dammit, he's the freaking ROOT of everything. He should get it funded by Crystal Dynamics because they own him at least half of their success. Instead, they make people forget about classic Lara so not only we had to struggle but we also lost many contributions from fans who would have backed the project but never had a chance to know what real TR is.
Now picture the same ported into the movie industry: let's say Disney takes over Star Wars but decides to backlash the original trilogy, and as a result John Williams has to ask the fans for the funds to rescore his original Star Wars soundtrack. We live in a world where no matter who you are, no matter how great contribution you did, no matter how many lives you saved, there's always some greedy bastard who wants to **** you up.
Recently, I read a comment on youtube which said: "I don't like the reboot Lara, I prefer the classic Underworld one". This sums it up. I presume after the "Shadow of Tomb Raider" they will close the thread of reboot Lara, forming a new trilogy, to stand in opposition to LAU, so the discussion between classic TR and Crystal TR is substituted with the discussion between the first Crystal trilogy and new crystal trilogy. Next in order, there will come ONE MORE reboot, and our dear old Lara is completely erased from memory of modern gamers. I hope... I really hope I'm wrong.