Thanks for your reply, I feel kinda bad for making you feel bad.. that wasn't my intention... heh... but I did want to get across how I feel.. which I thought you'd appreciate on some level, and of course you have taken it on board.
I think it's worth stressing that despite my disappointment around my pre order, and leaving the communication around the release date aside for a moment.. everything else has been great.
As I said at the start of my last post, you have been keeping the site bang up to date and I've never felt the game was slipping into vapourware. You have popped up on Rock Paper Shotgun.. once... when you did the free beta for GDC, and that alone was generous and I hope it raised you some more pre order cash to make the game even better... and in general I have been aware of everything ticking along, which is great!
There are plenty of AAA titles were you hear nothing at all, especially post release so, I hope you know that this customer is still appreciative of all your efforts and I know you and the team are working hard... that isn't question.
Also, although you may not have communicated certain aspects of the development to my satisfaction, you have ALWAYS responded promptly on the forums, on this thread and others and it is a great feeling to know that you are contactable directly, again this is a rarity, even on some indie titles. So thank you for that.
As I say, you don't have an angry man, or a disgruntled customer here... just one that probably would have liked to have pre ordered closer to the end of the development cycle, as for me, my excitement over getting my hands on the final product has slowly turned in a feeling of indifference... which I think is sad.. and honestly, that could have been avoided if I were kept informed on where we are up to and how close we are.. hence my last post.
You've taken on board what I've said. so thank you again for that, don't take it too hard... I feel like I am in the minority and everyone else seems happy with how things are going.
I'll be high fiving you and the guys when DD is finally where it belongs. On my desktop. It will be a good day
Thanks again for all your efforts! Keep going, it's teams like yours that keep PC gaming fresh and interesting and also the best gaming platform there is.