I think the comparison of tablesaw to bandsaw is pretty valid.Santa Claus (my wife) authorized me getting an Origin last Christmas but I decided to wait, at least, a year. I think the 'concept' is completely valid but the 'real life' hardware and software are still maturing too fast to *jump in now.
*I learned my lesson when I bought my first CarveWright machine before they we're ready.
I just watched the "pros and cons" video on SBS's link. I disagree with a lot of what the guy said (feeds and speeds calculations being an issue, etc.) but he did say his opinion was biased.
Comparing an Origin to a Gantry style CNC machine is like comparing a table saw to band saw. They can "kinda" do the same thing but they're different tools with different missions.
We've talked about "thumb drive and pile of wood" airplanes before, I think there could be an " 'Origin' and pile of wood (or aluminum)" airplane just as easy. ...design the airplane to match the tool, just like Bud Evans designed the VP-1 for a drillpress and jigsaw.
I do think it's an interesting point about speeds and feeds as, yeah, the Origin makes it seem like you just plug in paths and that's it. A stepper-driven machine you do need to use some CAM software and mess with gcode and dial in your speeds/feeds and while it's not hard, it is something you could mess up. Could also screw up your coordinate system entirely with the standard fixed machines. There have been times I've screwed that up.
I'd like to have both tools eventually.