From: east coast, usa
I agree with you 100% or more. As this is a small dedicated community I would think we could all be informed as to what is going on, but we are up against the corporate thing.
But I have to add that on the other hand, I wouldn't want to be bombarded with if's and maybe's over an extended period of time. That would be worse. For my sanity over the past couple of years, I've gone with the fact that when a change is verified as being in a future patch/version, someone will let us know. And when a new Beta is far enough along to be used with some extent of confidence, it will be released.
I've been holding Lebensraum for a couple of years hoping to be able to do more with it. Meanwhile, I just made it so that it could work as-is, but if certain features are added it could be improved. I would like to know what is planned, but I also wouldn't want to hear that feature 'X' is on the way, which would make me do a bunch of changes to the scenario, only to find out later that feature 'X' was scrubbed.