From: Northern Virginia, USA
Just for good measure, Erik, I feel like stressing that I'm pretty sure nobody is actually blaming you directly, but you're the "face" we have access to and so you probably get to take more than your fair share of the frustrations some people have. And of course they're a bit frustrated. Some more than a bit, obviously.
I think the main problem is that it's so easy to get the feeling that absolutely nothing is happening. We know nothing about what's going on aside from when you're telling us, we don't know the specifics of Universe even though it was supposed to be released in March, and we're not really seeing you gentlemen at Matrix buzz around frantically. In your end, I'm sure you're not just slacking off and spending office hours eating pizza and browsing porn, but we're not seeing it. All we're seeing is a lot of static and silence, and I'm sure you know what that's like.
Suppose your computer had an entirely black screen during the entire booting process and all you had to rely on to know that your OS hadn't crashed were a few beeps here and there? Suppose your OS was doing some updating and HDD repair work without telling you and all you had was that black screen. Wouldn't that stress you out just ever so slightly, making you fear that your OS had crashed?
Aside from this, I personally think the information you're releasing sounds nice. I'm just not the most patient of men, I'm afraid, so the sooner it comes out, the happier I'll be.
Well said. I also wanted to chime in and say that I have absolutely nothing against Erik. I know you're just one man.
So, if you want us to "dial it down", I'll do so. I just think more could and should be done. I've said my piece, though.