People need to realize what EwoM and Stardock is all about.
First of all how can you call something complete? Is starcraft 2 complete? Is World of warcraft complete? This is always up to the people managing software design and production to decide. If it was up to the customers to decide, then no game is complete, not wow not galciv2 not soase not diablo, not super mario, not even tetris.
Secondly about the stability of the game: I've played the campaign/tutorial and I'm in the middle of my first game. That's about 8 hours so far cause I like to take my time. And guess what! NO crashes! I played 2 sessions of 4 hours each. Wow! how can this be you ask? Well I am very carful with what goes in my PC, because that's where I work, where I communicate and where I play my games. The majority of ppl with graphic or stability problems use ATI cards that have driver bugs verified by ATI themselves, and this is a known fact. There are PC rigs out there, that are an environmental and health hazard, to their users and the gaming industry as a whole.
Thirdly: this is a new game on a new game engine. Noticed the 2 news? This isn't any rehash, and nothing similar to EwoM was ever made before it both in terms of gameplay or in terms of engine technology. Glitches? yes there are, Missing tooltips or ingame information? Check! Peculiar and unpolished UI? Check! But stardock delivered. I can play from start to finish, I can make maps, I can mod the hell out of the game, And I could do all that on day 0.
Just realize the scale of this project, in comparison to the developer.
I read the article and Brads replies are those of a person that is too jaded of all of the forum dramas going around to care. And he asks people who don't understand to stay away of the game, and honestly I wouldn't want those ppl in my MP games and in the forums.
As far as RPS and the rest of the media are concerned, It's way too early to crucify stardock. Yet that's what happens! What didn't happen is the crucifixion of the Boby Kotics and EAs out there, but guess what, that will never happen, they can only bully the small fish.
As far as the gaming bill of rights is concerned, It isn't important that the text is displayed. What is important is for the developer to have it in his mind as he creates, and in his final product. From the things that I have read in all of his journals and forum posts, and the game that I played in the beta and now, this is definitely still the case.
Mind you, I'm not a fan boy and I'm not married to this project or company. I really enjoy the game right now. Sure it needs a lot of work, the Great china wall still needs a lot of work.