Well, good for DS to release these games, and have his heart in the right place.
The only problem is that the games are not fun to play. Interesting in premise, with some of the worst executions.
This stems usually from an over inflated ego. A person that says "I can do it all" rather than "two or more heads are better than one!"
Rarely does an artist come out with a great product, produced and created by one or very few people. Derek has proven that he has the idea, the drive, but unfortunately lacks the talent to execute this immense product. That is no slight to him or his abilities on what he does well, but it is time to get a good team (especially the art department) and get this game out there to an interesting level.
Get the art team from the HomeWorld series and just work on the area's you excel at Derek? I don't know the whole picture of course, but you aren't looking at it from the consumer end or the players end apparently.
Also the whole DS bashing is getting really old folks. Just like the Dai Katana bashing.