While I really love the video presentation and think the game looks awesome I'll pass on funding it at this stage, as unlike most of these Kickstarter projects there is no mention it will be released through Steam. I'm happy to pay full price if it turns out properly (which I'm sure it will) and if it's released on Steam. The reason for this is that I have games on other digital services and it's irritating having to deal with lots of different accounts and clients (in addition to Steam I have accounts with Origin, GamersGate, GMG, GOG, Impulse/Gamestop, Desura and Battle.net).
As for the previous games, I really enjoyed the Wing Commander series - especially WC4 and Prophecy. My favourite Chris Robert's game has to be Starlancer, which I still consider to be up there with Tie Fighter. However, I was really disappointed by Freelancer - the gameplay felt horribly off, the graphics were pretty disappointing and it didn't have the sense of scale that Starlancer did (even though Freelancer offered a bigger universe and more to do outside of the ship). It certainly had a great vision but the implementation was pretty poor.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."