I asked these same questions nine years ago when I started investigating these neoreichians on the web.
I can say now that "chi", "orgone" or "prana" is real and that this 'living electricity' can be transformed with technology.
So the question is not whether ORACs work - because they do work you can make and test them yourself. The question is -will the distribution of so many small, identical ORACs be a good thing for the Earth or very bad thing?
One of the things that Croft insisted on (on many diverse web sites and pages that are no longer up) was that his followers make their "Holy Hand Grenades" (HHG) and "Tower Butsters" (TB) exactly like his and exactly as he described. Else they would not not work. I also thought it was strange how each device had a miltaristic name associated with it.
At first I thought Croft was a genius for combining and miniturizing Dr. Reich's Orgone shooter and Orgone accumulator (ORAC) down into a single device.
Then I realized that Croft had not read "Discovering the Orgone" Volumes 1 and 2. In addition Dr. Reich clearly warned that Aluminum ORACS are deadly. (The fur fell of every mouse that was placed into an aluminum ORAC.)
Did you ever wonder why Croft instructed that cigarette butts,bugs,saw dust, etc were OK to leave in the aluminum shavings that were swept up off the floor of his local aluminum product manufacturer? This is the key to making powerfull 'solid state' "non-irritated" ORACs.
To your point - what is the purpose of having so many small ORACs, made exactly the same way (same materials,design and size) distributed around the United States? In a word -power.
The followers of Croft call this practice - "gifting the Earth". I do not agree. This process is killing the Earth.
The orgone, that powers each TB, HHG device, is taken from the Earth. In other words the Earth is discharged to make each device work. More importantly the aluminum "eloptic" signals that these devices produce are not "gifts" they are land mines individually and collectively a weapon of mass destruction!
To understand all of this you will need to read Dr Reich's original translations and you will nead to read about a real genius and inventor named Galon T. Heironymous. Dr. Heironymous received the only patent in the US for a psychotronic device - his "ore analyzer". But of course he accomplished much more.
Many of the Croft and Welz web pages and websites that I began studing in late 2001 are no longer up or the pages have been altered. However the pieces of the puzzle are still out there - just more difficult to assemble now.