ORIGINAL: Dancing Bear
The game has come a long way since 2008. I can say with confidence that if the current version of the game was the orginal release, this would have been a big hit with the old EIA crowd. Of course they'd still argue over what was wrong with it, but that is 50% of gamers for you. Despite the trouble a couple of games had (about 4 by my counting), most games are running smoothly and without incident, and have been for a very long time.
As you know the forum will be heavily biased to reporting games with troubles over those that are running smoothly, but that is what the forum is for. The forum is for people to report bugs, so they can get fixed, or to ask for help, so they can get answers. Don't be surprised to find the forum filled with posts about wanting changes and fixes. How many times can you post "no problems here"?
What you are seeing in the other forums are reports from players who tried the game back in 2008, and have not tried it again. They should. They'd be pleasantly surprised.
If you are worried about your crew not being able to patch, maybe wait until Marshall gets out the stand alone version out, but the game is ready.
Yes you are right of course, more people say something when there is something wrong, and thats what the forum is for. There is a quiet majority out there that just say nothing and enjoy the game. And your right about that 50% btw
Some folk dont understand that reality, and just get effected by hear say and dont attempt to get the full info.....well I suppose they would be hard to please anyway.