There are fanboys who would defend this game if it crashed every turn (it doesn't) and there are people who would attack it viciously despite it being a fun game (it is).
I voiced concerns the last few weeks about the state of the game and was basically told to STFU because I didn't know what I was talking about (not by Stardock).
With those two extremes in mind, you have to remember the forum is made up of Stardock customers whose concerns about the game Stardock would ignore only at its own peril. It is okay for people to not like the game 100%. It gives the designers an idea of what their customers want. The hard part for us as customers is understanding the difference between bugs and design decisions and accepting that everything we want we won't get. It evens out because sometimes we get things that are cool and didn't think of but work well.
Elemental won't be my ultimate game because the things I love the most aren't present in the game. Stardock favors single player over multiplayer and the lack of truly random maps is disappointing. THAT being said, however, there are some neat looking tools included with the game that I plan to tinker around with later on. The game appears to be moddable enough that it can be a fun little toy with lots to do if you think outside the box.
It burns me inside because I paid for the game already, but I think realistically we need to look at what they have now as a real starting point and see what things look like 6 months from now. I'd like that version now but there are other games to play meanwhile and less important stuff like, you know...work, girls, and such.