I think you can guess how I feel about Kickstarter from this comic?
Sure, it allows some really cool, inventive items to receive funding to be created. But is also allows really useless ideas to get money too, just because they get friends or celebrities to spruik it. This then makes it a popularity contest, not a fundraiser.
Often, things will get funding far above their worth and creates a “false economy” for items of a similar type that try to follow those successes (which personally frustrates the heck out of me).