I hope Stardock is sincere about continued support of the game, it really is a fun, if not flawed, game.
When you release a bug ridden product, post-release support is the very LEAST you can do. The gaming industry doesn't seem to always get that, in many cases dropping support just months after a games release.
Also, from what I've read, Brad has a very personal attachment to this game, it's sort of his "dream game". I really hope that passion keeps burning his desire to improve the product and also release some great expansions.
Oh and if you really like the game, the collector's edition is actually very cool and has a lot of stuff you simply don't see in CEs anymore, such as a neat pewter dragon and cloth map as well as a nice thick manual with lots and lots of lore.