The last update came out less than 48 hours ago and people are complaining about a lack of support? Wow.
As for modding, yes, like 99.999% of other games out there, there are some files you have to modify in the game directory. Most games I play that are modded have a utility, made by modders, that will swap in and out different data files. FE at least lets you modify and extend the game in all sorts of ways without doing that.
I think ti would be more reasonable for modders to write up a data swapping utility than to demand that Stardock put developer hours into something what is being requested. I'd rather see core gameplay improvements and fixes.