Extremely wise and timely advice! "I did not get to this point in my life by 'throwing away money.'" If only more young people could understand that early enough to make a difference. (oops! I'm aging myselfA lot depends on your financial situation and how you feel about spending money.
Clearly the most logical and tried and true axiom is to "never buy first year of production": With brand new technology, and what could be newer than the MME for Ford, that would be doubly so.
Fortunately for me, finances are not an issue: but having said that, I did not get to this point in my life by "throwing away money": that is why I will not buy the MME only lease it. Presently Ford does not offer a competitive lease, and without one I am flat out not interested in the MME or any EV for that matter. I am still waiting for my FE and possibly, but probably not, when it comes in the situation will have changed. If has not then I will get my deposit back and the dealer can sell the FE to someone else.
I was really excited to be the first with the MME, but that has passed. So the desire for the FE/MME has waned, plus the lease on my Merc does not run out until the end of the year, so I have a fine car to drive until then.
Assuming there is no competitive lease when my FE arrives, in the Fall I will look and see what the market is. But having said that, I drive long distances in the winter and presently EV's just do not work for long distances in cold weather. That may be a real stumbling block for me.
My advice is to remain unemotional and if you can wait, I would.