"Early Access" is just a stupid marketing play that will soon vanish.
The fact is the games industry as a whole has adopted the strategy of promising one thing and delivering half baked, unfinished and unlike what was advertised as a useful tool to make more money.
Now that that trend is pretty much the SOP, soft and fuzzy euphemisms like Early Access are superfluous and will likely slowy fade into oblivion, as consumers are now well trained to accept half baked, unfinished, and unlike what was promised games regardless of how much gamer writers and tubers howl.
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.