Cool, so it's not entirely hopeless then. :) I also got hooked into it because of the small size and cheap price, but I was not at all sure how that would translate into output quality. Seems OK, now that I've printed a whole bunch of stuff, but still can't compare to other printers. Maybe I'll try printing 3D benchy to see how it compares with other people's prints.
M3D also seems slow, and gets even slower as you up the print quality settings. But again, I have no comparison. Are there any FDM printers that are considered "fast" and what kind of print times do they have, e.g. for 3D benchy?
Also the calibration process for M3D is a real royal pain in the you-know-where, especially the backlash calibration, for which I've watched the instruction video a few times without getting much wiser, and hence have not managed to get my round shapes/tubes quite right. Better, but still not quite right.