To answer the poll question, YES.
Until it's implemented, and implemented right (i.e. not the half-assed MP we have now or some "streamlined" version), it's $50 I wish I could have back.
They really don't have to do a lot to please me, just have the same SP experience as a playable option in MP. I couldn't care less for streamlined, stripped down, multiplayer modes.
I really don't understand what is so difficult about this concept for Stardock to grasp. There's a lot of people asking for it, and from the outside perspective it seems like the easiest route to go.
What goodgimp said.
I bought Elemental for me and 2 friends, in large part because of MP. We get on vent and play all sorts of games MP. I didn't ask for a refund of Elemental because of MP. Now I wish I had, I could use the $150 for other games that deliver what they promise.
MP isn't a 'waste' of resources, it's gotten my group of friends to buy a lot of games we'd otherwise not have because 1 of us bought a game, liked it, and others then got it to play together.
If a game is good, then MP is a plus.
If a basic, promised feature is removed, then the decision to pre-order a game becomes much more difficult -- why chance coughing up $ for something that may turn out nothing like what was offered?
Fool me once...