(I have a job, thankfully) It's all based on faith, no denying that. Here's the thing though, not every KS gets supported; when people see the project is full of shit, they won't support it. When they see it is by renowned people like Tim Schafer, they will support it. So, it's also a matter of research, not just faith.
How is saying i work for a living being a prick? i'm sorry if you don't have a job, but ESPECIALLY with the way the economy is i just find it absolutely retarded when people are just willing to throw money away when the reality is you don't know if you're getting ANYTHING or not, it's all on good faith.
As much as i wish it were the other way around, good faith isn't worth shit nowadays, guys.
When a KS project goes absolutely wrong (as in, the game is complete trash and people don't get the promised gifts) then I'll carry the torches with you. It also means that the project leader will become an internet disgrace who can't be trusted with money, so there is a lot on the line for them as well.