Kickstarter blew off its roof this past month.
People were worried that a drastic increase in the number of products would be detrimental to the community. More projects, more competition, less money for everyone. Their blog post proves this is not the case however. A rising tide really does float all boats. With more publicity and traffic, the amount of donors/backers has grown along with the number of artist who host projects. Read up on the linked post for a more detailed analysis.