You can really see the tide turning against this game when you read the comments on their youtube video updates or on the Spectrum forum. Both places used to be safe havens for fans to brown nose the dev team and CR, nothing but complements "thank you dear leader for bestowing this minor update upon us". Now, however, loads of upvoted comments are "where is Chris?", "Any updates on SQ42?", "What the fuck is happening with the road map?"
I've gotten my $35 worth of enjoyment out of this game, not by playing it because it's a fucking boring mess, but from the ongoing agony and watching the backers slowly come to the realisation that time is actually passing, years in fact, with very little in the way of progress. Lots and lots of re-work (ships remodelled using new systems because they added physical buttons, is a recent example) and never any news on the key programming features such as "server meshing" which, you would think after 10 years they would have sussed out how to implement a key feature for such a massively online game - but they will never admit that unfortunately it's just too hard, or they're not capable of delivering.
The fact that their roadmap only goes as far as the end of 2020, by which time they will have implemented about 5 features and 1 additional location... How the fuck are they supposed to deliver 100's of planets when they can barely do three over the course of several years. The feature creep is a joke, to the point where they use the new features (such as new planet tech) to justify having not completed major parts, such as the fucking planets!