Nick, do you ever get tired of being a dick? Seriously? Every post by you screams "sad sack". Shame on you for constantly wasting our time having to read your drivelings. Go away.
Exactly what have I said you disagree with? The part where I said "Elemental has great potential, unfortunately it was released a few months too early."? Where I said the game was released a few months too early and 1.05 wasn't release-ready by reasonable standards?
You say you love the game 'as-is' -- does that mean you think it is fine as is, and doesn't need polishing/balancing, and is currently up to the standards you expect from SD?
If so, then if you read posts by SDers, and judging by how they're still working their butts off on patches instead of taking a well-earned rest after the pre-release crush, that shows that they disagree.
Do you think the game at release it a true representation of what SD is capable of? If so you do them a disservice.
Do you think the SD folks are too fragile to hear an honest opinion that is backed up by facts? If so you do them a disservice.
Brad and SD are adults. Taking responsibility for one's behavior is an adult trait. Holding Brad and SD responsible isn't unreasonable, and that sort of 'tough love' is in their best interest -- that is if you truly have what's best for them at heart.
Acknowledging/accpeting a truth is the first step to fixing it for future releases.
Quit shoving your gdamn pretentious crap into every thread, nick.
Back up your claim with facts -- how/where/why you disagree. Let's see what you've got.
Does my "gdamn pretentious crap" also include where I said Elemental will be a classic of its genre, and the many good things I've said about SD and the game?
I admire folks standing up for friends/etc. but there are times when 'tough love' is the best thing one can do for a friend. Telling someone what you think they need to hear, when you know they don't want to hear it, is true friendship.