Hey Frog & Stardock Crew,
Just a quick note to say that I really like how GC3's looking these days. I have ~300 hours on my account from back in the day, but haven't booted up the game in a while - and haven't really played seriously at least since Crusade (and most of those hours are from well before that).
The game feels good: feature-rich, content-rich, challenging enough to constrain choices and yet paradoxically open-ended. It feels a lot like GC2:ToA with respect to game-feel -- which is, needless to say, great.
It's terrific that you've been quietly plugging away and adding features - I'm really looking forward to playing with the new Star Control races and am already thinking about how to create new custom races by stacking their broken abilities. It's also great to see the Koranth Clan back in the mix - they were always my favorite "play like a jerk" race in GC2 (although I think the Snathi are still my current favorite pp).
In short, it's been a great ride - even if I've been a fairly marginal and transient rider. And lastly, thanks for the Founders Edition offering - it really has been a gift that's kept on giving.