Hehe. I like the fact that even the admins (Steve= Steve Grammont?) engage with their custommers like this. Shows dedication and more importantly it shows why the public company form really is overvalued as the prime way to run a business, both for its own sake and for the economy. It just never gets as personal and the dedication never really is there if you haven't built up the thing yourself and own it yourself.
After reading through parts of this thread I can almost compare it like a fight between the founder of a company and a powerfull stock owner that actually in this case owns no stock.
Other Peoples money, anyone? (It's a film).
But the difference here (and you must've seen the film) is that the founder has managed to keep the fans along and continue the develop from a copper cable company to a fiber company while the stock owner wants to go back because he believes there is a market for his kind.
I must admit though that reading up on this title I thought it wasn't ever going to work. But that's because I don't believe a model like this doesn't fit small screens with low multi-touch capabilities and a budget lower than the original titles. Frankly I would like to have seen a more arcade like version.