I’m DTR / Parting Gift / Take This To Fart’s biggest critic, but even I don’t think you should feel weird about preordering from them. They always fulfill every preorder and promise.
You should, however, feel a little goofy about giving them your hard earned money for a subpar product to most modern records manufactured these days. You can expect a thin jacket, gatefold or otherwise. The records are standard 140g but can arrive warped due to their fulfillment company not including packing material in the mailers. It’s a volume game and cash grab at the end of the day. Less focus on quality / presentation. It’s a shame these classic releases are getting bare bones treatment.
For instance, I would LOVE to see (in person) the difference between The Early November - “The Mother, The Mechanic, and the Path” 3xLP from DTR / Parting Gift versus the version that TDR Records did years ago. TDR knocked that out of the park. ⚾️