I just commented on someone on a forum presuming to tell them how to do there job. I'm pretty sure they know how.
Look what you've said: "I'm pretty sure they know how (to do their job)"
Yes, we all think that way too. That's exactly why most people are angry here: they know how to do their jobs, so why haven't they done it?
You will answer "they are doing right now", and we all know that too, and we all appreciate it.
The problems are the lies, that's what we can't cope with. We read the excuses about the state of the game, yet several, I mean, an overwhelming amount of evidence appoint that the excuses are all lies, they don't hold against a simple thread search into the past. And sometimes they are so incredibly lamme that we feel like we are way smarter than them, hence the posts you see where you think people are telling Stardock how to do their job, but in truth people are just pointing out that the excuses given are so weak, that even us, who don't work at the industry and know nothing about their lives at work on a daily basis, we can see that if the excuses given were true, there were many simple ways to work around the problems, so "why didn't you do it?". See what the problem is now?
I see a lot of your posts on the forum Rune, and the fact that you take the posts intentions wrong 80% of the time really stands out. I'm just answering to you now cos I want at least to explain this so maybe you can start seing things from a different perspective.
I think that was the first problem of Stardock: based on Brad's own words, looks like they generalize every criticism as being "trolling" during the beta and ignored a lot of good feedback.
And there's a great deal of evidence that points this release as being a rushed one motivated by financial decisions.
Brad will never admit it, as it would be a suicide to say that. But the same way the game was rushed into the shelves incomplete, his excuses were also rushed and need more polishing, cos they are quite contraditory with things he published in the past.
You can choose to forgive and forget all of that, and I'm all for it too. But you can't bash people just cos they want to push things towards the truth. It's also necessary that Stardock take this hit, so they learn not to do this again, ever.
Finally, I'm not trying to show that I'm smarter than you, or that you are wrong, or that you couldn't perceive all of this by yourself, or anything like that. I just want to point to you that people are differente, and there's a reason why people don't want this events to pass by without notice. So I ask you to at least try to understand their motives.