...Take what could be a great design: A really simple, robust, lightweight, small, affordable vehicle with flexible interior space aimed squarely at the developing world and its limitations...
Just for the record, if this were your vision, according to your terms, I would offer the same type of support to you, for what you hope to accomplish. Even though I am, admittedly, a big idea kind of guy, I would try to think in more practical terms, to try to help you accomplish that goal....That's your vision. It is reasonable, logical, and worth pursuing...
I think both have merit, and like to try to see things from the person's perspective and help them stay clear and focused on their objectives.