and I'm in full support
its just odd that they haven't released the beta MONTHS after they were expected to release the game.
trust me, I'm in full favor of this (I dont envy the alternate universe where you guys released it on time)
Finally someone reading 'beta winter 2007' as 'beta december 30 2007' and game released august 2008...
Well I guess the 'one and a half years left' guy also thought of this...
Personally, I think, release the alpha now if the beta isn't done and keep updating through stardock...(or just the beta if that is really ready)
Take as much time as you need for the final product...(even if the game is delayed considerably)
Seriously, if I get another game that can't be finished without several 'updates' then I'll probably have a mental break down!!!!(this hopefully wasn't about this game, just several games that made me rather angry over the years...)