From: Atlanta, GA
Just some rambling on my part... I've been watching Matrix since it was first brought to my attention by a friend of mine up in the Seattle area.
Matrix has done a lot for the wargaming community to build good will which includes this update, the WIR 2.0 update, and their most excellent development of SPWAW (Essentially a whole new game of Steel Panthers in itself probably worth $35-$45).
What did these three games cost me? Nothing... So,IMHO, we can let them make a dollar or two with War in the Pacific! I'm willing to pay for a quality game set in the Pacific by Grigsby! LOL, drool, drool...
After all, if Matrix doesn't make money, they won't be around long. A company like Matrix that has, at least IMO, demonstrated good will to us wargamers, ie the consumers, at a level I've rarely seen from ANY company. I can support a group of guys with that kind of attitude.
Many of the names involved in these projects I recognize as long time wargamers and some of our own! I like software companies that listen to their fan base and throw goodies our way. However, I know this is way too good to last without them making a profit. So, produce some quality games and earn some of my cash. ;-)
Jim von Krieg