Well, the patch is a nice idea, but it's the add-on I want. The arnhem scenarios were my favourite and I want to play them in the BFTB format. BFTB works so much better than HTTR, I think. I still haven't had a definitive answer - I don't think - on whether the add-on (for which we will be charged, and for which I will happily pay) is inextricably linked to the patch, but I wish it wasn't. because it's clear the patch is going nowhere fast.
And why should Panther do anything for us? To make money. So if they've got a better way of doing that they will. After all, it's only a game. It's seems pretty clear that they have other priorities right now and I can't blame them. I'm guessing, but I would assume no one makes anywhere near enough to live on by making niche games for a niche corner of a niche market. There's no obligation on them to do anything at all. Obviously. And also no obligation on anyone to be 'grateful' they are doing a patch or anything else. We paid good money (in my case, on every single iteration of the AA engine thus far) - I could moan, but I wouldn't have a clue why they would listen. On the other hand, since it's economics that decide whether anyone has the motivation to spend all their spare time producing patches and add-ons, I don't suppose that anything said by any of the handful of people still posting here about BFTB is going to make any difference to anything at all. So might as well let people moan. :)
That all said - as I understand it (and I'm really really grateful for this) - all the work on the add-on has been done, even the beta testing and balancing, so I'll just put in my moan and ask why we can't get it out and then Panther could at least make some money on that work!