Would you give money to Will Wright sight-unseen? 1) Spore 3) He has enough publisher clout to do whatever he wants whenever he wants
Way to contradict yourself in your own post. Wright was pretty clear about the game he wanted to make. That game was not the Spore that came out. The Spore that came out is the way it is because EA wanted the game more "accessible" (ie, dumbed down).
I wouldn't give money to any dev sight-unseen, but I would definitely be interested in seeing what he could come up with unshackled by any publisher interference.