Makerbot pushed too soon and too hard. Their machines where not up to the expectations set by marketing.
However, wood? That was years ago. We've progressed a lot. I'm not saying it's "one click and 100% reliability". But it's not as error prone as it was 3 years ago.
I work for Ultimaker, and the Ultimaker 2+ (while a bit older) is still selling very strong due it's reliability. Prototyping, showcase models and jig&fixtures are the main markets where we see sales.
I work at R&D, we have CNC machines next to our fleet of 3D printers to prototype as well, but they require a lot more expert knowledge, we have a full time operator on that. Unlike the 3D printers, that are even used by our reception desk, provide little to no noise, and no dust.