It is a conundrum for developers. Blizzard is the only company that can keep something internal for years polishing (or throw away completely) and still remain solvent. Frontier has already started on their next roller coaster game.
I dunno, I understand why people will be pissed off, but ED is fun and will get even better. This is a niche game...so the people wanting stories just didn't do their research. I like that they are trying to appease people but, really, they should just continue adding ships and fixing shit.
Frankly, I'm so happy to finally have a space sim game to play that's of this year. I hate modding 15 year old space games to work on my OS. You get the point.
One question though...Freespace 2 had this awesome feature when configuring your joystick. You can actually 'search' for a specific function. Instead of spending 5 minutes scrolling down the list of controls. For fuck's sake, why is this not used in this day and age?
This applies to Star Citizen as well.