Let me preface by saying that at the outset, the Battlecruiser 3000AD
game was one who you really really wanted to pull for - independent developer, ambitious title, perserverence, etc. But either I never "got" BC3K
or it really was just a crap game, even after the patches.
Having said that, I notice how one of his games - I think it was the original Battlecruiser Millenium
- was an "EB Exclusive". What really happened was that Smart self published the title and EB was the only retailer willing to talk to him. True, an ambitious and independent move - but it's just like him to spin his shortcomings into "features".
Really though I'd still pull for him (hell, I pull for John Romero) were it not for his arrogance, his lone photo, and that he got his PhD he brags about from a degree mill.