Ok, seriously guys. Flamewar forums are that-a-way --->
The issue as it stands for those who didn't read every post:
Many users are having issues with near constant crashes, issues that were "fixed" by a user created patch. That patch no longer works, as it is not official and the game appears to check for compatibility with official updates. Stardock has stated that they are going to try to make it so that future updates are compatible with the user created one so that this doesn't happen in the future.
You have at that point an easy option to remedy the situation.
1. Roll the clock on your pc back a week (technically any time before 09/01/10). The (monthly?) compatibility check won't activate and thus your game should work until patch 1.07 comes out, SD stated that should be today or tomorrow.
I understand that many users are frustrated by this but c'mon guys, let's try to be civil about it. The workaround (provided it works, I'm at work and cannot verify) is stupidly easy and takes all of 10 seconds tops to perform.