But if it can get people with your attitude to not play the game ("Will not play untill game is fixed") then maybe that is a blessing in disguise.
Fanboys of this game crack me up. Seriously. GalCiv2 is one of my favorite games to this day and I love how Stardock does things, I'm a huge fan, I refer to them vs other companies all the time. I'm not posting my impressions til I play the release version a while but all thru beta I wasn't impressed and I played the build from last night for several hours and felt like I was still in beta.
EDIT: Just realized I was playing 1.01 last night which I think is some type of release build. For a game that cost $50 I'd say this game is in poor shape and needs some work. There's no other way to put it and there is no excuse for it (I don't buy the indie thing, not when you charge $50). I think it has potential, I like some of it, but overall there are a lot of things that are broken, incomplete, or just feel wrong/unbalanced. I also had way too many random CTDs just doing basic stuff like moving my sovereign around or loading saved games. My PC is smoking hot and has fully up-to-date everything on it. No new game should crash this much.
And fix the ESC behavior. Why are Stardock games like GC and Elemental the only games in the universe that do not use normal ESC key behavior? It's maddening.