Tone? That's absent from posts, along with all non-script indicators of meaning, as you yourself pointed out very recently. :) And i agree, that's the best way to think of it, I think - take everything literally. Don't read anything into it - especially not a tone. There was certainly none meant.
But - I was joking about your well-known penchant for EF games. I don't think you even play BFTB right now, right? Didn't you say that? (Or was it just that you hadn't actually loaded the beta patch 4, I don't recall) (Because you're waiting for the EF game). So I'm laughing (with you, I trust, not at you) when I see you post that we should move on from BFTB.
But I'm dying to play it without these issues, in the theatres we already have, which I haven't even begun to properly explore, because of the issues. And I really would love Panther (as they are, I think) to focus on those until 'completion.' I'm sure they wouldn't dream of doing anything else, especially since it's the same engine for the EF game.