"whole point is that you DONATE towards something you want to get made"

That begs the question of why would you give/donate money for something that is going to be worth less than what you donated to you? That's essentially charity/feel good act.

Some of us would actually like some great games to play. And by definition if it's great then a great box will have resale value, and thus we are talking about investing money to get a great game made, not donating money. Well unless you're not really caring about the quality of the product but only about feeling good about giving money.