Currently all DIY SLA printers envolve a pretty steep learning curve.
Prepping your models correctly is probably the most underestimated aspect. Envisiontec printers ship with Materialise Magics which is a $10k piece of software. Currently there are cheaper alternatives (meshmixer, or making supports manually). It is important to be able to shell your parts to a uniform thickness. This limits the separation force and saves resin. This is common in ALL SLA printers.
Part orientation is very important too, especially for parts that need to fit together. Try to keep interlocking parts printed in the same orientation. Also, a lot of parts benefit from being printed vertically (with a smaller layer cross section). It takes more time, however yields better results.
Since the Titan1 (and all other DIY printers) use a consumer home theatre projector, there are factors that take time to mitigate. Envisiontec printers use a custom DLP light emitter that is over $10k and emits a lot more lumens in a more controlled spectrum. They also have expensive calibration tools for measuring the light.
The optics in the Acer projector are also not designed for a macro FOV (even with spacers). So there is the issue of spherical aberration. This can be mitigated with other brands of projectors that happen to be a little friendlier for 3D printing. Also, custom lens can be used that will greatly improve the projected image. Once again, Envisiontec printers have a custom lens that is very pricey.
All of this can be frustrating at first. I think Kudo has very good intentions, however it is a new product launched on Kickstarter. This brings a certain level of expectations that should be realistic. We are all on the bleeding edge for this type of printing (at an affordable price). I have no doubt that in just a few years there will be completely baked resin based printers that will be a lot easier to use. The Autodesk Spark software and the Ember is a great first step. In the interim, we just need to accept the current landscape. Right now, a pro level DLP resin printer will set you back around $50-75k with resin costing $1000/liter. Not to mention service fees and maintenance costs.