Yeah I logged more time in this than minecraft. I got well more than my $10 out of it.
I still need to go back and replay this since he added all the stuff in the last couple patches.
I would pay for DLC for this game too, its too bad he doesn't want to keep going. Or if he could add mod support before he drops it, then the community could support it. Or if he opensourced it, or something. Oh well.
I'll definitely have to keep an eye on starbound. I like sci-fi games and if its a nice open game that would be great.
Anyway, its actually nice that they announce it. You rarely see an announcement like that, usually things just die off with no announcement.